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Re: Strattera and ANGER

Posted by zeugma on January 6, 2004, at 19:15:54

In reply to Re: Strattera and ANGER, posted by KimberlyDi on January 6, 2004, at 18:06:15

> On Strattera, I felt more aggressive. Normally an easygoing person, I wouldn't let things slide anymore. I liked the new me, but my hubby didn't. I really didn't like getting angry though. I never had a problem managing my anger.
> I'm not taking it anymore.

Noradrenergic drugs will make you fight harder. This is good if your depression takes the form of constant self-blame, passivity, and lack of endurance (classic melancholic depression) but is not what is needed if you're closer to 'normal' along these lines. These drugs create imbalances which are either therapeutic (you're lacking in something and the drug functions as a kind of prosthetic device so you function, more or less, or at least keep going) or it pushes you too far in a direction you don't need to go. That's why Strattera gets many complaints about causing mood swings, anger, etc. It increases emotionality, as a general rule.




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