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inversine

Posted by avid abulia on July 13, 2003, at 17:55:59

In reply to NOA - thanks and more: noa, posted by Janelle on July 13, 2003, at 14:27:05

Inversine hasn't gotten a lot of play... it was the first ever oral antihypertensive agent, and is a nicotinic ACh antagonist.

It has recently been found to be moderately effective in Tourette's syndrome in general, and very effective in Tourette's syndrome associated with prominent OCD and depressive features. It is now being tested for bipolar disorder, and is being found useful for depressive symptoms in that disorder as well. i expect it will soon enough become a very popular drug, once the retailer decides to jack the price up and push it hard on doctors.

I was on it for a while, it was actually *the* most effective drug for my OCD and depression i ever took (not so much for my tics, though, for some reason)... but i had to discontinue it because of some complications due to also having an eating disorder.

Some doctors are reporting success with so-called "pure" OCD, as well. Down-regulation of central nicotinic receptors is a major effect of SSRIs, so it would make good sense.

~AA


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