Posted by Phidippus on October 17, 2011, at 17:25:18
In reply to what a jip, posted by g_g_g_unit on October 17, 2011, at 5:07:02
>despite your lifelong, evidently comprising difficulties with attention, you don't have ADHD (??), but you do suffer from OCD and depression.
ADHD is so hard to diagnose on a dime. OCD and depression, are easier to spot.
> I'm taking 15mg of Lexapro and 500mg of Depakote. I feel numb, dissociated and can't really read or focus.
Lexapro is kinda low. Needs to be in the 40 mg range. You're that spaced out from Depakote? Don't be a baby.
>Stimulants kinda help but increase anxiety too much.
This is not always true. I take a nifty little drug called Vyvanse. Doesn't cause me any anxiety at all.
>The professor recommended I increase the Lexapro to 20mg, switch the Depakote for 10-15mg of Zyprexa and stay completely away from psychostimulants.
> I know part of my is just being an uncompliant jerk, but I just fail to see how Zyprexa is going to help my social anxiety (which he insisted it will), or my anhedonia, apathy and disastrous executive function.
Zyprexa may help a little with the Anhedonis
>he also said it's "highly unlikely" that I experienced akathisia on only 25mg of Seroquel.
You have the wrong Idea. Sampling new medications is fun!