Posted by blueberry on November 23, 2005, at 16:02:19
In reply to Best med for complete lack of motivation?, posted by Meri-Tuuli on November 23, 2005, at 9:35:33
It is just my opinion, but I believe apathy and lack of motivation is a hypo-dopamine thing. Sometimes it is a hypo-norepinephrine thing, and sometimes a mix. Rarely is it a serotonin thing. Actually, serotonin meds usually tend to make it worse, because they are squashing out dopamine and norepinephrine. Just my thoughts though.
I'm not sure, but do you have the antipsychotic amisulpride (also known as deniban or solian) in your country? I think you do. That is one marvelous medication for apathy and lack of motivation. At low doses, 25mg to 100mg, it stimulates dopamine release. It is well researched for depression, dysthymia, negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy, amotivation, lack of pleasure, social withdrawal). I tried it for a few months years ago for the symptoms you described, and it was just awesome. But I had to get it mailorder, lost a refill shipment in the mail, and just never followed up after that. Seriously thinking of going back to it.