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Re: Beta Blockers and Depression Larry Hoover

Posted by KarenRB53 on July 3, 2008, at 21:05:36

In reply to Re: Beta Blockers and Depression Phoenix1, posted by Larry Hoover on February 3, 2008, at 18:46:46

> > Hi Larry,
> >
> > I agree with you on beta blockers in general being depressogenic. Propanolol definitely is. But the link you posted doesn't seem to mention beta blockers, unless I missed something which is quite possible.
> That link didn't have a full explanation....I guess I knew what it meant.
> Here's the full-text link, for which the earlier link was Figure 3 in the results section, in which they analyze the factors which influence the risk of depression for those using atenolol.
> > Other classes of antihypertensives seem OK, although I've read some anecdotal reports of ARBs being depressogenic. I think ACE inhibitors are essentially fine although the link showed a roughly 1% incidence of depression.
> >
> > How about the statins? I've read some pretty controversial stuff regarding psychiatric/cognitive side effects of the statins, but millions of people are on them for hypercholesterolemia...
> >
> > Anyways, interesting stuff, I'd like to hear your opinion.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Phoenix
> I haven't looked at the other med classes. I need a little time for that.
> Lar

Presently I'm taking 150XL Wellbutrin and 20mg Prozac daily. I have Essential Tremor and my internist wants me to take Propranol 80mgXR daily. I'm concerned about taking these meds together and how they'll affect each other. I'd appreciate any information.





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