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Re: The Truth Do SSRI's and SSNRI's Work For Anyon linkadge

Posted by TylerJ on February 28, 2006, at 15:20:56

In reply to Re: The Truth Do SSRI's and SSNRI's Work For Anyon, posted by linkadge on February 28, 2006, at 14:47:32

> I agree with you. The big thing with the SSRI's was that they were/are thought to be safe, or at least safer than the TCA's. Because of their presumed safety they've been dispersed like dandilion spores.
> Many authors site the fact that TCA's were as effective if not more effective than the SSRI's. SSRI's were also popular because they fit hand in glove with the theory that depression was a disease related to low serotonin.
> Theres no doubt in my mind that SSRI's did some weird and wonderfull things. But to call that an "antidepressant effect", I don't know.
> Linkadge
> TCA's are considered by most pdocs to be superior to ssri's and snri's your absolutely right. But as you know they are "dirty drugs" lot's of side-effects and of course can be deadly when taking an over-dose. I think this is the main reason (the over dose issue) that most docs shy away from them-plus ssri's and snri's are much cleaner drugs..i guess. I also agree that too many docs hand them out like candy. Tofranil saved my life 25 yrs ago-my first severe episode of depression, i was really bad off, only got out of bed for nearly 3 mos. to use the bathroom and shower and was hospitalized for a week for extensive tests-Diagnosis: Major depression w/ panic attacks, GAD, and OCD- disturbing thoughts no rituals. I also took ativan which helped me greatly. I was on Tof. for 5 yrs. and it worked pretty darn good. Nothing however has made me feel as well as Parnate. Take care.





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