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Re: Clonazepam depressing. Do I have 5ht problem?

Posted by bleauberry on May 14, 2018, at 11:09:56

In reply to Clonazepam depressing. Do I have 5ht problem?, posted by Franz on May 9, 2018, at 10:18:58

Well, I differ from most of the psychiatric community on the monoamine theory of depression. The part of it that I disagree with the most is that the serotonin molecule is the big player. I disagree with that.

In my opinion the big players are NE and DA, not 5HT, and that reuptake inhibition is a lousy method of attempting to increase the works of NE and DA.

I guess I'm saying if we put more experimenting into DA strategies and NE strategies we would get better results than if we experiment with primarily 5ht strategies. imo

Any of the benzo meds can cause depression and any of the 5ht meds can cause depression and worsen existing depression. They put a suicide warning on the label for a reason. People do actually get a lot worse.

I think no matter what you do, you want to somehow incorporate NE and DA into your thinking.

For example, in a profound example, I've been on every type of anti-anxiety med out there - SSRI, Benzo, antipsychotic, mood stabilizer - and almost every med within each of those categories. Of all of them, can you take a guess as to which one was the best at anti-anxiety, at peace, at calm and focused?

It was Ritalin. Let that sink in.

> I am trying to switch from low dose alprazolam to klonopin but after a few days I feel depressed. I read clonazepam affects 5ht. Does this mean I have a serotonin problem? ssri do not help much. Thanks




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