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Re: Question for Dr. Goldberg Cecilia

Posted by Psydoc on April 23, 2002, at 4:42:03

In reply to Re: Question for Dr. Goldberg, posted by Cecilia on April 23, 2002, at 1:35:07

Hi . . .

No matter what dose is the maximum, if the medication is being tolerated, it is important to remain on it for 6-8 weeks as the antidepressant effects of Lamictal often take that long to develop.

Best regards . . .

Ivan Goldberg

> > I have treated about a dozen people with "treatment-resistant" unipolar major depression with Lamictal. Despite their being individuals who had not done well with multiple previous treatments, about half showed meaningful improvement with Lamictal. Doses of about 400 mg/day continued for 6 to 8 weeks were typical.
> >
> > There is little in print about the use of Lamictal to treat patients with unipolar depression. A letter by T.M. Maltese on the topic can be found in the November 1999 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.
> >
> > Best regards . . .
> >
> > Ivan Goldberg
> >
> > %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
> 400 mg a day?! I`m not sure I`ll make it that far. At 150 mg. I`m starting to have scary little memory blips where I forget what I was going to say for a second or two. Cecilia




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