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Re: n-acetyl-cysteine Twinleaf

Posted by SLS on September 13, 2013, at 8:15:35 [reposted on September 17, 2013, at 0:38:58 | original URL]

In reply to n-acetyl-cysteine, posted by Twinleaf on September 13, 2013, at 6:46:27

> This is a modified amino acid which is garnering a lot of attention in academic psychiatric circles. It has several beneficial actions: regulating dopamine ( both upwards and downwards), reducing inflammation and decreasing excessive glutamate. It is looking to be helpful in treating
> 1. Schizophrenia (by lowering dopamine)
> 2. Bipolar (by normalizing dopamine, reducing excessive glutamate and inflammation). It is thought to be particularly helpful for those who have responded partially to ADs, but still have anhedonia and a lack of motivation.
> 3. Other disorders it is thought to be helpful for include addictions, OCD and trichitillomania.
> It has a good safety profile. Does anyone have any experience with it? The reports of its helpfulness with anhedonia and lack of motivation might be especially relevant to the large number of partial responders here.

NAC made my depression noticeably worse, so I stopped taking it rather quickly. It can take several months to work, though.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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