Posted by sowhysosad on April 10, 2009, at 20:19:34
In reply to Re: Dopamine depletion: A myth? » sowhysosad, posted by SLS on April 10, 2009, at 5:44:10
And what about other types of meds that boost dopamine, like bupropion, NADH or selegiline? How would you explain the perceived relief some people get from "low dopamine" SE's with those?
I've heard that bupropion may increase dopamine firing rates, so that would tie in with your theory.
Fascinated to hear your informed view Scott as I may be going back on an SSRI and am terrified of dopamine-related issues.
> > How would this tie in with anecdotal evidence from people whose SSRI "side efffects" have been seemingly alleviated by dopaminergic meds or supplements?
> > Would this suggest that the relevant neurons are still being stimulated to release dopamine, reversing the SSRI's effects, under these circumstances?
> I believe you are exactly right when it comes to using amphetamines in this fashion.
> - Scott