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Re: Naltrexone and cutting

Posted by SLS on May 24, 2001, at 17:31:50

In reply to Naltrexone and cutting shelliR, posted by Elizabeth on May 24, 2001, at 12:34:26

> > > It could be that when they take naltrexone, these people no longer experience relief when they cut, so they stop doing it. Another possibility is that naltrexone prevents dissociation, which may be associated with or lead to cutting. ...
> >
> > Elizabeth, I think your first thought was the correct one, based on the view of my friend's therapist who is an expert on dissociation and drug abuse. He gave her naltrexone because cutting actually can create a high.
>
> Yes. Cutting often seems to have the quality of an addiction -- people have almost irresistable urges to do it.
>
> Your experience with naltrexone does not surprise me. Naltrexone is a full opioid antagonist, and from what I've heard, people with straight depression usually feel worse on it, not better (although there are stories of augmentation here and there).
>
> -elizabeth


Do you think there is some sort of adrenaline rush going on in addition to the endorphin/enkephalin stuff?


- Scott

 

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