Posted by morganpmiller on August 7, 2009, at 2:17:59
In reply to Am I on the right track at least?, posted by Dima on August 7, 2009, at 1:52:10
I heard some scary things about levodopa.
I may be biased but I would try Zoloft before trying Nortriptyline. May be just as effective with less side effects.
>I think the depression might have developed as a result of the social anxiety.
Depression may have always been there. Depression and anxiety go hand in hand. Often times depression will underlie the anxiety. Anxiety can also be a manifestation of anger.
I would not put all of your SA problems on brain chemistry. If you are fairly high functioning, I would keep looking into natural alternatives and maybe see a therapist. CBT and other forms of therapy like group psychodynamic therapy have been shown to help people with SA.