Posted by emmanuel98 on June 12, 2012, at 19:17:34
In reply to Re: not psychotic depression, posted by Exisessentialist on June 12, 2012, at 14:59:44
> Thanks for the replies, all. Given that I've already tried 5 medications to alleviate this treatment-resistant depression and I don't have psychotic depression would it still be of greater benefit than risk to try an atypical antipsychotic as an adjunctive medication? My psychiatrist seemed optimistic about it but since I've found no definitive answer as to whether the atypicals are neurotoxic or neuroprotective, I'm reluctant and ambivalent. Again, thank you for all the replies. Your support is so appreciated!
I don't know about the neuro effects, but atypicals worked beautifully for me in getting my depression under control. Unfortunately for me, they also caused rapid, out-of-control weight gain. So I had to stop them all. I now take parnate and lamictal and, in combination with DBT, that seems to be working.