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Re: medicating children

Posted by Elizabeth on November 20, 1999, at 18:20:28

In reply to Re: medicating children, posted by dove on November 20, 1999, at 9:22:31

> There is a history of manic-depression in my family and the meds used to combat this seem to dull and inhibit the creativity that also seems to accompany it. I have mixed feelings about the different mood-stabilizers to say the least, hopefully I can educate myself and overcome my personal biases.

That is not my own experience with mood stabilizers. Depakote and Lamictal had no effect on me whatsoever; Neurontin had an anti-anxiety effect and gave me the munchies; and lithium has helped a great deal, in particular with anhedonia. None of them made me less creative. Then again, I was not manic. I don't think that manic energy is the same thing as true creativity, however.

> She has tried some of the SSRI's with mania promptly presenting itself, in hours of the first does actually.

Even when she took them with mood stabilizers? (Bipolar + OCD is a tough thing to treat.)




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