Posted by SLS on August 16, 2012, at 7:14:40
In reply to Re: Advice » SLS, posted by phidippus on August 15, 2012, at 22:47:25
> My OCD was worsened by Lamictal. There are several case reports about Lamictal's tendency to cause or worsen OCD in patients with Bipolar 2 disorder.
> Have any idea why this effect would occur?
I don't know enough about the neurobiology of OCD to offer an intelligent answer to your question.
If DBS applied to the nucleus accumbens works to treat OCD, I could offer an explanation, especially if amphetamines or cocaine makes OCD worse. I don't know that these things occur, though.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw