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Re: Developing bad habits on Psycho-Babble?

Posted by linkadge on November 29, 2022, at 16:12:57

In reply to Re: Developing bad habits on Psycho-Babble?, posted by SLS on November 29, 2022, at 15:16:59

>Numbing emotions as the mechanism of action for >SSRIs?

>Let that crap be peddled elsewhere.

The incidence of emotional detachment on SSRIs is very high. SSRIs probably work best in individuals with high emotionality and anxiety. Apathy a problem noted particularly in youth and the elderly. In one study, SSRI use in elderly was 'highly predictive' of apathy.

>When SSRIs produce remissions, they quicken >thought speed, bring clarity of thought, makes >anergia disappear, reduces or eliminates >anhedonia, makes foods taste better, makes music >sound better.

You sound like Sigmund Freud in his initial impression of cocaine. The description you provide above it not typical (IMHO). Yes, some do get relief from depression on SSRIs (5-10 percentage points more than placebo). Side effects often crop up, and poop out is surprisingly common as other neurotransmitters become disregulated.

When I first took citalopram, I got the above improvement, but really only for the first few months. After that, it stabilized to an acceptable apathy. The apathy was welcome as it was better than the stress I was experiencing at the time. Over time, however, I began to feel lobotomized. Higher doses just made things worse.

Quite a few studies hint at this notion - that SSRIs are really more anxiolytic than antidepressant.

Dopaminergic drugs improved my color and taste perception, as well as interest in previously enjoyed activities. SSRIs just made me 'less depressed' in a numb way.





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