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Re: MAOI Diet

Posted by Elizabeth on June 24, 1999, at 10:49:08

In reply to Re: MAOI Diet, posted by Jubee on June 24, 1999, at 8:36:01

Hi there. I only restrict foods on two bases:
(1) reliably measured tyramine (or other amine that has been shown to be dangerous, e.g. dopamine) levels;
(2) well-documented case reports.

Most of the recent research has come from a group at the U of Toronto. Here are some relevant references.

Folks DG. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors: reappraisal of dietary considerations. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1983 Aug;3(4):249-52.

Sullivan EA, Shulman KI. Diet and monoamine oxidase inhibitors: a re-examination. Can J Psychiatry. 1984 Dec;29(8):707-11.

Cooper AJ. Tyramine and irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitors in clinical practice. Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 1989 Oct;(6):38-45.

Shulman KI, et al. Dietary restriction, tyramine, and the use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1989 Dec;9(6):397-402.

Da Prada M, Zurcher G. Tyramine content of preserved and fermented foods or condiments of Far Eastern cuisine. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1992;106 Suppl:S32-4.

Gardner DM, et al. The making of a user friendly MAOI diet. J Clin Psychiatry. 1996 Mar;57(3):99-104.

Walker SE, et al. Tyramine content of previously restricted foods in monoamine oxidase inhibitor diets. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1996 Oct;16(5):383-8.

Shulman KI, et al. Tap (draft) beer and monoamine oxidase inhibitor dietary restrictions. Can J Psychiatry. 1997 Apr;42(3):310-2.

Shulman KI, Walker SE. Refining the MAOI diet: tyramine content of pizzas and soy products.
J Clin Psychiatry. 1999 Mar;60(3):191-3.

(If you do decide to take a look at these, read the whole article, not just the abstract. Some of them even have lists of measured tyramine content of various foods.)

I think that you may need to be a little extra careful because of the Ritalin, but you are also on a very low dose of Nardil. So, it's hard to say. In my mind, everybody should be careful, of course!




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