Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1096369

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Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?

Posted by PeterMartin on December 18, 2017, at 9:09:30

I've was DXed bipolar 1 over 20yrs ago. When I've gone to new psychiatrists I always say I'm bipolar. I recently met someone w Aspberger's syndrome and I see some of my behaviors in them. They weren't diagnosed until they were in their late 40s (I'm 40).

I'm curious if there' are meds I may have taken for bipolar that an "aspie" would respond differently to? I've taken tons of meds for bipolar and if some are ineffective for aspbergers people maybe that would help me know if I could possibly be that instead of "bipolar". Bipolar whenever been something I felt like I identified with inspire of depression & some episodes of mania

Thank you!

 

Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on December 18, 2017, at 15:33:20

In reply to Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?, posted by PeterMartin on December 18, 2017, at 9:09:30

there's 2 good meds for asperger's: risperdal and intuniv (tenex) they help with impluse control, and clearing thoughts, stimulants can too but there's nothing really to totally eliminate Asperger's syomtoms, you have to go into deep behavioral therapy

 

Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?

Posted by linkadge on December 18, 2017, at 16:01:44

In reply to Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?, posted by PeterMartin on December 18, 2017, at 9:09:30

I'm sure there are differences in how individuals with autism respond to psychiatric medications.

However, I don't think we know enough about the neurobiology of autism to create a model of which meds may work better or worse.

As RJ mentioned, there are a few meds approved for behavioral symptoms of autism, however, these are mainly used to control negative behaviors.

I think at this stage, doctors pretty much just treat the symtpoms as they would other disorders.

Anecdotally (from reading pubmed) drugs with some degree of 5-ht2 antagonism seem to be effective for certain symptoms. Mirtazapine and risperdal come up quite a bit in terms of managing certain symptoms.

Linkadge


 

Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?

Posted by PeterMartin on December 19, 2017, at 4:21:47

In reply to Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?, posted by linkadge on December 18, 2017, at 16:01:44

Thanks to you both for your insightful replies.

I think I may have had Lithium in mind when asking that question this morning. I've never responded well to Lithium.

 

Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to? PeterMartin

Posted by MightyKondrian on December 21, 2017, at 0:08:06

In reply to Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?, posted by PeterMartin on December 18, 2017, at 9:09:30

For what its wort, a friend who used to attend a social anxiety help group diagnosed himself with Aspberger's. He started citalopram and went hypomanic till he stopped.

 

Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to?

Posted by linkadge on December 28, 2017, at 17:27:27

In reply to Re: Are there meds Aspbergers respond different to? PeterMartin, posted by MightyKondrian on December 21, 2017, at 0:08:06

I remember reading that some Asperger's symptoms are caused by elevated serotonin?

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