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Re: wait a second?

Posted by clint878 on November 5, 2006, at 12:31:58

In reply to Re: wait a second?, posted by linkadge on November 5, 2006, at 9:11:13

Well, there is a difference between a seizure and mania caused by an antidepressant. Generally, one isolated seizure rarely causes any long-term issues - the patient may be disoriented for a time, but fully recovers within a day or two. A large number of seizures is another story.

Antidepressant-induced mania, however, is not something that just goes away after you stop taking the pills. Manic episodes, even those induced by antidepressants, can last for weeks or months. The patient might commit suicide as a result.

More importantly, though, it's been shown that very few people EVER recover fully from a manic episode, suffering permanent cognitive dysfunction as a result. Some doctors like to say "well, you just had a little too much serotonin - it was just a freak thing," and in my opinion, they are vastly understating the severity of this phenomenon.

As to poop-out and all the other things you brought up, those just hint at bipolarity and could certainly be caused by other things. But with antidepressant-induced mania, if you weren't bipolar before, you are NOW.




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