Posted by novelagent on June 18, 2012, at 23:26:52
In reply to Re: another study on Aricept for amphetamine addiction » SLS, posted by g_g_g_unit on June 18, 2012, at 3:20:43
If you do take aricept, take it with 500mg each morning of CDP Choline (aka citicoline). Jarrow's is good.
There's been s study of galantamine and CDP Choline for schizophrenia (cognitive impairment). It has good theory behind it. CDP choline is synthetic, and passes the blood brain barrier (as opposed to choline bitarate) to convert to choline. This becomes synergystic with an anticholinterase drug like galantamine or aricept.
> > > Anyway, do you think Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors would be bad for OCD? I also have ADHD, and depression-related cognitive impairments, so am intrigued by Aricept.
> > What do you find intriguing about Aricept?
> > - Scott
> Oh, I suppose I find the idea of anything that might improve cognition (not to mention boost mood) intriguing, since I function at quite a pitiful level (given my euthmymic IQ and all).
> Stimulants are somewhat useful in this regard, but they make me more robotic and alter my interests, i.e. I can't enjoy stuff like fiction, movies etc. as readily.
> I also don't find they enhance creative free-thinking or introspection much.
> I was just interested in how acetylcholinesterase inhibitors might effect me. I e-mailed Dr. Jenike (Harvard's OCD psychiatrist) and he said he's never seen a negative correlation between acetylcholinesterase increases and OCD, pointing towards Memantine.
> I didn't want to bug him further, but isn't hitting the Nicotinic Acetylcholine receptor going to have different effects to the Muscarinic receptor?
> Also, what's the relationship between straight-up Choline and Acetylcholine? Are they different entities, with different effects?