Posted by trainspotter on August 20, 2009, at 11:03:06
I admit I'm a newbie, but no younster in taking antidepressants, more than 90% of my life, so ask me about a med I'll tell you not just the receptors but also an experience. I had started this thread in another forum, I thought it was a good crowd, everyone came with opinions and it became all about personal insults, so I quit after a week. I've been reading psycho-babble for yrs now,Do Antidepressants extend lifespan? -----Theoretically increasing neurotrans in hypothalamus should >There is already data that Selegiline (atleast 25%) and Mianserin (30%), Mirtazapine and Cyproheptadine do so(20-30%). So serotonin antagonists?? Often things that enhance lifespan are antidepressive. Metformin and Phenytoin for example repair atrophy. Tianeptine works well too, it's not tested for lifespan. Lithium (+46% ) increases BDNF, Bcl-2(against apoptosis) and does many other things .Even very low doses work Sadly I read in a site that SSRIs decrease lifespan, I hope it's false, after all we are no mice. If you feel +ve or -ve about a drug let's share it.