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Re: Remeron and my BAD MORAL behaviour » djmmm

Posted by ace on May 21, 2004, at 22:35:48

In reply to Re: Remeron and my BAD MORAL behaviour, posted by djmmm on May 21, 2004, at 8:41:45

> > This is something i was going to mention earlier.
> >
> > Ever sice I have started remeron my morals have gone haywire....
> >
> > Basically, from my university canteens, I am pinching a lot of food. And since i have been on remeron this has happened on an almost daily basis. im talking about stealing 3 chocolates twice a day.
> >
> > This NEVER happened before Remeron and I would never have even thought to do such a thing.
> >
> > I have heard of psych meds having effects on moral disposition- either positively or, as in my case, negatively.
> >
> > This has got to stop....regardless of the moral issue (i espouse in obeying the law) i could get in serious trouble if caught. But on remeron, its like i cant control it....
> >
> > Thanks goodness Im trying Carbamazepine soon- but lets hope that doesn't make me start stealing cars!!!!
> >
> >
> > Ace (only a theif when on remeron!)
> > Nardil 75
> > Zyprexa 2.5
> > remeron (the 'theif' med!) 15
> >
> I have heard of this effect before, not specifically with Remeron, but with the use of SSRIs and MAOIs at high's sort of a syndrome of inappropriate anxiety (of lack of)...similar to an extreme case of apathy, where you "just don't care" high doses of MAOIs (and the resulting LOW concentrations of MAO, specifically MAO-B) have been linked to crimnial behavior, less self control (inhibition)
> "Low platelet monoamine oxidase activity in Swedish imprisoned criminal offenders," Håkan Garpenstrand, Eva Longato-Stadler, Britt af Klinteberg, Elena Grigorenko, Mattias Damberg, Lars Oreland, and Jarmila Hallman, European Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 12, 2002, 135-40.
> Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1994 Jan;89(1):41-5.
> Criminality and platelet monoamine oxidase activity in former juvenile delinquents as adults.
> Alm PO, Alm M, Humble K, Leppert J, Sorensen S, Lidberg L, Oreland L.

Thanks Djmmmm....this I believe could very well be happening...although I have noticed no, or hardly any, decrease in my phobic anxiety. But you present a very valid point.





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