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Re: Lithium & Night Falls Fast..

Posted by dj on October 24, 1999, at 9:52:37

In reply to Wellbutrin for the long haul?, posted by ellen on October 23, 1999, at 18:03:47

The latter is the name of a new book on suicide by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, an internationally recognized authority on depressive illnesses and their treatment as well as someone who suffers from bi-polar.

I just scanned her book last night, at a bookstore. She talks a bit about the effects of ADs & the chemistry involved. I think the main AD she discusses is lithium which she seems to hold in high regard. However I am not sure if it is only a treatment for bi-polar or whether it's applicable to straight up depression.

Perhaps Elizabeth or someone who has some experience with & knowledge of bio-chemistry can make some comments of it's application, efficiacy and whether it might be applicable in this sort of situation.

BTW, I am curious when you realized that your IQ seemed to have dropped & how you may have come to that concusion. I have recently started sampling Wellbutrin & though it has less other side effects than the SSRIs I've tried I still feel a bit off on it as well & am interested in getting my intellect back in gear.

I posted a question to Brandon in a thread above on his experience of Dilantin which seems to help with his concentration & focus, about his experience of that & Selegiline. You might want to check out his repsonse to that when it comes.

Welcome to the babbelogue..!
> I have been on wellbutrin/bupropion..
> But, as I said elsewhere, it makes me
> stupid ... I lose about 20 IQ points.
"stupid" is better than suicidal, but... I'm worried >about long-term brain damage,




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