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Re: Why is my Zoloft not working?

Posted by cybercafe on July 28, 2002, at 1:43:42

In reply to Re: Why is my Zoloft not working? cybercafe, posted by hildi on July 27, 2002, at 18:48:29

> What is atypical/vegetative and melancolic/retarded? Could you explain?

atypical/vegetative usually means there is mood reactivity (more than 50% of your depression lifts from time to time in pleasurable situations) ... also there are vegetative symptoms such as oversleeping and eating more... (hyperphagia and hypersomnia)

melancholic/retarded .. involves no mood reactivity .. insomnia... and eating less/weight loss i believe... and possibly slowed speech, slowed thoughts... or slowed movement ... but mood reactivity is the primary indicator ...

most depressives are atypical

melancholic depression seems to respond favourably to tricyclics

atypical depression seems to respond favourably to MAOIs, but poorly to tricyclics...

good luck




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