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Re: Theory on Thinking Phobia

Posted by Owen on February 19, 2003, at 2:13:28

In reply to Re: Theory on Thinking Phobia, posted by TommyTommy on February 18, 2003, at 11:27:39

> Thanks very much O for your insight on this and tricks you've mentioned to combat this barage of negative thoughts. What AntiDeppresants have you had the best success with?

Sertraline (Zoloft in the US) worked the best for me and with virtually no side effects. I guess that people on this group (or at least the most active posters) are those who are treatment-resistant and keep looking for a solution. I wish them all good luck. It's important to remember, though, that most people have success with the first or second medication they try and can get on with their lives. Today's psychiatric medication is still far from perfect but it has saved many lives and improved the quality of life for millions of people.

> I am currently on Lexapro and Depakote. The Lexapro seems to be a very mild AntiDeppressant and I'm not too happy with it as far as motivation and energy to want to do things. I was on Effexor for about 3 years along with Depakote and I think Effexor gave me a much better level of motivation.

I think the motivation may have something to do with the noradrenergic effects of Effexor. Why did you stop taking it? Have you considered Remeron, Strattera or Edronax?

> What ru currently taking and what was your diagnosis? I know these docs think they can just stamp a "diagnosis" on you and we both know that it is completely absurd because no two people with the same diagnosis show the same exact symptoms. Please get back to me.

The diagnosis was dysthimia with episodes of major depression. I always felt that something in this diagnosis was not quite the whole picture. Only recently I discovered that I am also ADD (non hyperactive type) and always have been. So far I only tried Ritalin once during the TOVA test and the effects were stunning - I only experience this kind of focused thinking every once in a while and here is a way to reproduce it reliably.





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