Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Interesting indeed but..

Posted by dj on November 16, 1999, at 12:23:43

In reply to An Interesting View of SSRIs Can Be Found At This , posted by PL on November 15, 1999, at 15:54:20

I'd be curious to see what a few of the more chemically astute members of this forum have to say about the anonymous authors comparism of
Fluvoxamine (which I have NO idea what it's trade or common name is...) vs Fluoxetine (Prozac). I've quoted a passage from the cited url below and am curious to see some comments on the assertations made below and ther validity...

"Fluvoxamine was the FIRST successful specific serotonine-reuptake-blocker(SSRI)to stand the test of time.

Fluvoxamine is a Duphar product.

Fluvoxamine is a TYPICAL serotonine-reuptake-blocker,as opposed to fluoxetine which is an atypical serotonine-reuptake-blocker.

Typical and atypical SSRIs are distinguished by the following properties:


1.Induce sleep. 2.Reduce the number of spontaneous thoughts per unit of time(this is called a "pro-attenuation" effect). 3.Reduce headaches or general flu-like pains. 4.Reduce reactions to stress by induction of placidity and emotional indifference. 5.Suppress recalls of dreams. 6.Suppress rapidly moral pain associated to depression and suicidal ideation. 7.Reduce aggressivity.

Fluvoxamine is the prototype of the typical SSRIs.

Typical SSRIs are thought to act by diminishing dopaminergic neurotransmission via serotoninergic mechanisms.


1.Induce insomnia. 2.Induce headaches. 3.Can stimulate aggressivity. 4.Increase dream recalls. 5.Induce subhallucinations in darkness.

Fluoxetine is the prototype of an atypical SSRI.

Fluoxetine is thought to act by increasing dopaminergic neurotransmission via indirect stimulation of serotoninergic 5-HT2A receptors.

In a way,fluoxetine is a very mild hallucinogen.

The typical SSRI Fluvoxamine can suppress the unwanted side-effects of Fluoxetine..."




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:dj thread:15265