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Re: Lithium as an AD Augmentation Strategy

Posted by Emily Elizabeth on April 19, 2005, at 21:27:11

In reply to Lithium as an AD Augmentation Strategy, posted by anneL on April 19, 2005, at 0:16:27

I haven't been on Li, but I have very difficult to treat depression and I thought that I'd pass along some of the other things that my pdoc and I have tried. Maybe one of these might also be a good option.

1. Diff SSRI's (settled on Lexapro)
2. Adding Wellbutrin (made me too anxious)
3. Added Desipramine, a TCA, helped a good deal, but not completely
4. Added Lamictal, a mood stablizer that didn't help me, but helps a lot of people (I stopped it after 3 mos)
5. Added Dexedrine, a stimulant, so far it is great, but i've only been on it abt 2 weeks. I have my fingers crossed that it keeps working!

I'll do Li next if this doesn't keep helping. My pdoc also said that atypical antipsychotics can help for severe depression even w/o psychosis.

Good luck to you. Depression is the pits.





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