Posted by psychobot5000 on July 11, 2012, at 18:55:27
In reply to Re: Memantine for Depression - How long to wait? » psychobot5000, posted by phidippus on July 11, 2012, at 18:28:50
> I find the drug somewhat inconsistent, but at 8 mg it really undermines my depression. I found the stupifying effects went away after about a week of dosing.
These are good things to know--memantine is a somewhat paradoxical medication, though, with its several mechanisms of action. Probably for this patient, though not others, it won't be useful. From what I've seen elsewhere, I don't seem to do well with D2 agonism. Memantine gave me the same sort of blunting of positive affect. I think that would probably interfere, for me, with any positive effects it might otherwise have.