Posted by Brainbeard on July 31, 2012, at 16:17:55
In reply to Re: Correcting an Imbalance or getting high? » huxley, posted by phidippus on July 26, 2012, at 21:20:07
I don't see a fundamental difference between using drugs for treating mental disorders and using drugs recreationally. People WITH mental disorders are not so very different from people WITHOUT them, did you know that?
I think SSRIs work because they make people hypomanic. It's obvious if you look at the 'anecdotal' (= 'real life') evidence: normally anxiously dependent people start living rebelliously independent, throwing their partners away like old pieces of fruit; people no longer feel insecure, because they now are great; even not being able to get to the finish in bed doesn't make them feel like losers now. It's just an impression.
There is a significant difference between drugs of abuse and pharmacotherapeutical drugs though: the latter stroke the pleasure and reward center in the brain with a feather; the former bang it with a hammer till you see stars. Sweet, sweet stars.
Current meds: Zoloft (sertraline) 250mg, Neurontin (gabapentin) 1800mg, clomipramine 75mg, Concerta 18mg + methylphenidate (Ritalin) 5mg a time, flupentixol 0,5mg. PRN: alprazolam, clonazepam.