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Re: lamical with ssri? jazzdog

Posted by JahL on November 2, 2001, at 13:04:06

In reply to lamical with ssri? Cam W., posted by jazzdog on November 2, 2001, at 12:38:42

> Cam - do you know if any studies have been done with lamictal and ssris? I am about to start on lamictal along with 50 mg. zoloft (which I already take) in an attempt to treat my chronic derealization. The depersonalization unit at Maudsley Hospital in London

I met the director of this unit just the other day. Anything you want to know?

>claim they have had some success with this protocol. Are you familiar with this work?

It's pretty much the only treatment they have found to be of significant help. However Sulpiride & Amisulpride were mentioned as reliable anxiolytics, anxiety being thought to be an exacerbating (if not causal) factor in DP.

I was on 400mg/Lamictal + 40mg/Prozac-the rec'd dose range-to little effect (though the Lamictal on its own helps a little). I've just switched to Celexa 20mg, possibly with the aim of going higher.

Apparently Zoloft & Celexa are the preferred SSRIs in this instance. Prozac is thought to be too activating.

BTW-did you know that only the 2nd DP unit in the world was recently-ish set up in, I think, NY?

J (who also has chronic derealisation).

(have you read the Maudsley website?)




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