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Parnate - Erin

Posted by Elizabeth on June 6, 1999, at 7:53:37

In reply to Elizabeth please answer, posted by Erin on June 5, 1999, at 23:25:00

Hi Erin.

Some other people might be better able to answer this, but my impression is that it's very rare for someone with atypical depression not to do well on MAOIs, even if SSRIs (Paxil, etc.) didn't work. Some people augment the MAOI with a stimulant (such as Ritalin) or a mood stabilizer (lithium, Depakote, Lamictal) or some such if it isn't enough by itself, so that's something to consider as well. (Regarding mood stabilizers, some researchers think that atypical depression is related to bipolar II disorder.)

Good luck - I hope this med does the trick for you!




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