Posted by gromit on December 9, 2004, at 19:06:55
In reply to Music and Depression, posted by SDW on December 8, 2004, at 4:25:48
> Very interesting comment about music, Rick.
> I have been suffering from dysthymia with anhedonia/apathy for the last 2 years and there was a period of 6-9 months when I didn't/couldn't listen to music. Music that would normally be exciting and pleasurable was either just plain boring or even irritating on occaision.
> I also turned to talk/news radio almost entirely, and I didn't turn on my TV for 3 months straight.
> There's definately something to this...I think music stimulates the more primitive, emotional parts of the brain, while talk radio is more of a cerebral thing...probably a Dopamine issue.
All these comments seem to make alot of sense, the weird thing to me is this happened AFTER I started Lexapro. I still have anhedonia/apathy, if anything it is even worse on an SSRI. I think you are right, the only drugs illegal or otherwise that have helped me effect dopamine.