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Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use Prefect

Posted by Tony P on January 5, 2017, at 0:49:49

In reply to Re: What you think of research on long term SSRI use SLS, posted by Prefect on December 27, 2016, at 14:40:36

>I've almost started getting curious about narcolepsy meds or even just over the counter nicotine gum.

Ritalin I find has a positive effect on motivation, alertnes and well-being, but there is some addiction potential. Late-in-the-day dosing can produce insomnia.

Modafinil (Alertec, Provigil etc.) and its prodrug Adrafinil is a unique cognitive and wakefulness enhancer, promoted mainly for narcolepsy and other sleep disorders but used off-label as an AD and mood-enhancer. It works by a completely different mechanism (not completely understood) from Ritalin and the amphetamine derivatives. Notably, it does not prevent normal sleep. I highly recommend it - I think it should be used much more for depression. I am highly addiction-prone but have never had a problem with modafinil.

For a discussion of nicotine (NRT) as an AD see the thread "Why isn't nicotine gum used for mood disorders?".




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