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psychosurgery, etc.

Posted by med_empowered on November 19, 2005, at 18:03:37

In reply to Re: MAOIs and psycho-surgery Bob, posted by Jedi on November 19, 2005, at 17:02:45

hey! The reason I don't think psychosurgery i susch a great idea is b/c its irreversible and there haven't been any really *good* double-blind studies. I also have problems with destroying healthy brain tissue to alter personality and mood...the idea of brain damage as therapy repulses me. MAOIs aren't too bad, but I can understand people wanting to avoid them. Aurorix (moclobedmide, others) is a reversible MAOI w/ fewer problems. The dose has to be pretty high to get effects--apparently a bunch of studies made it seem ineffective b/c they used low doses. Plus, it can be used with tricyclics and I think SSRIs. Its available in canada, europe, asia...pretty much everywhere except the US. If you're in the US, your doc might go for finding a way to get it to you and then monitoring your progress. Its available in generic, so even if your insurance won't cover that the costs shouldn't be too bad (I would think..I dont really know, though). The most hardcore Antidepressant regimine I can think of would be an MAOI+Tricyclic+low-dose stimulant; with moclobemide, you could probably do this w/ minimal side effects (and if you can use provigil as the stimulant, that will also reduce side effects). Good luck!




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