Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 87017

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naltrexone

Posted by pathetic_n_useless on December 15, 2001, at 15:52:00

anyone know how useful it is for people who deliberately self harm?

 

Re: naltrexone pathetic_n_useless

Posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 20:33:33

In reply to naltrexone, posted by pathetic_n_useless on December 15, 2001, at 15:52:00

> anyone know how useful it is for people who deliberately self harm?

I know a woman (mid-20s, someone I know from college) who says it really helped her with self-injury and dissociation problems. She takes it along with lithium and Wellbutrin. She was having serious problems -- in and out of the hospital, etc. -- until she got this treatment and got into an intensive treatment program (group and individual therapy several hours a day) for people with these types of problems. I was really impressed to see how well she was doing when she returned to school. And she swears by the naltrexone.

For myself, I find the idea of an opioid antagonist frightening, but everybody is different! (I have plain depression, no trauma history, self-injury, dissociative symptoms, etc., so my experience is less likely to be applicable to your situation.)

-elizabeth

 

Re: naltrexone pathetic_n_useless

Posted by judy1 on December 15, 2001, at 23:16:23

In reply to naltrexone, posted by pathetic_n_useless on December 15, 2001, at 15:52:00

I hated it (or maybe having to stop opiates first caused me to be less than objective). I wonder if the woman that Elizabeth mentioned (who has a history very much like me) was actually helped by the intensive psychotherapy (DBT is the recommended type). That is actually starting to help me, but in truth meds affect people differently. If you dissociate first, Dr. Ivan Goldberg recommended lamictal for dissociation. I do SI to get out of a dissociative state. Best of luck, i know how truly difficult this is- judy


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