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Posted by clubfitter on September 27, 2007, at 14:28:43
ive heard klonopin can cause depression but is that true for all benzos....my doc says benzos are depressants by nature, meaning they are central nervous system depressants....thx
Posted by Racer on September 27, 2007, at 15:44:21
In reply to klonopin depression/all benzos??, posted by clubfitter on September 27, 2007, at 14:28:43
All benzos are central nervous system depressants, but that doesn't mean that they cause depression. They can, in some individuals, trigger or increase depression, but that's separate from their action of depressing the central nervous system.
In other words, clear as mud, eh?
For me, benzos do tend to increase depression. I am genetically vulnerable to depression, which leaves me vulnerable to certain substances which can cause or exacerbate depression. That doesn't mean that ALL substances which CAN increase depression will do so for me. All it means is that someone who did not have the genetic vulnerability to depression would not be likely to experience any subjective depression from taking benzos. I hope that makes it a little more comprehensible -- but considering my current state, I doubt it does.
Hope that helps, at least a little.
Posted by Phillipa on September 27, 2007, at 16:53:19
In reply to Re: klonopin depression/all benzos??, posted by Racer on September 27, 2007, at 15:44:21
For me the opposite benzos with the exclusion of klonopin which does despress me keep depression at bay as being anxious triggers depression in me. Phillipa
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