Posted by Squiggles on November 13, 2005, at 18:44:02
In reply to Re: Opiates for depression?, posted by linkadge on November 13, 2005, at 18:27:16
> By profoundly, I mean that opiates can reverse a suicidal depression in minautes. Mind you, that suicidal depression didn't go anywhere.
You are speaking of your own experience? But
I don't doubt it and minutes is much better
than 24 hrs., which is what lithium took for
me. Speaking of lithium, the manic side
is as bad as the depressive, though not
> So, perhaps in an emergency, opiates could prevent suicide.
That would be very good, and would
appease those who fear addiction as
it could be used temporarily at least.
> But keep in mind, there was an article released in the Toronto Star 6 months ago about people jumping off bridges when they could not find their oxycontin in time. People without previous histories of mental illness.
One more question, do you know if opiates can
be *added* to an AD, or if a doctor decided it
was OK to give an opiate for depression, would
the patient have to be taken off the AD.
The time a drug is taken can make a big
difference in the and is a "high-maintenance" kind of treatment which may be problematic for
a variety of reasons.
Tx for your interesting presentation on