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Re: Treatment Resistant Thoughts

Posted by linkadge on September 17, 2007, at 22:14:50

In reply to Re: Treatment Resistant Thoughts, posted by Phillipa on September 17, 2007, at 21:41:49

I agree with you on some respects but not all. Many medications seem to show more neuroprotective activity then they do neurotoxic activity.

Lithium is a prime example. A recent finding too is that SSRIs are neuroprotective in Huntington's disease. Mice with the Huntington gene live longer on SSRI's and take longer to display motor and cognative loss.

Huntington's disease is a disease that manifests primarily through dysregulation of glutamate. Ie SSRI's have an ability to prevent the glutamate toxicity in HD.

Huntingtons is not identical to depression, but I am just pointing out that its not as simple as psychiatric drugs are "neurotoxic".





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