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Re: TRUEHOPE Revisited

Posted by JohnL on April 15, 2001, at 4:49:41

In reply to Re: TRUEHOPE Revisited, posted by stjames on April 13, 2001, at 18:17:07

> Peer reviewed, double blind published studies please. Otherwise these claims have no meaning.
> james

I agree totally with StJames. In addition, the body only uses the precursors it needs and discards the rest. There is a negative feedback loop that governs the whole process. The one exception is 5HTP.

Though people do sometimes get well with diet modifications, it doesn't happen that often and it is not supported by scientific concensus. If it happens to work anecdotally for someone though, that is great news. I prefer instead to sample a few drugs from each class of drugs (antidepressants, antipsychotics, benzos, stimulants) to discover by purposeful accident which works best for me. There is always a superior drug match for everyone. We just have to sample the different categories to narrow down the choices and find the best match. Sometimes people try zillions of antidepressants with no luck, or mood stabilizers with no luck, but completely ignore the other wonderful medicine categories.

My personal favorite for so-called treatment resistent depression is antipsychotic+stimulant (Zyprexa+Adrafinil specifically), with a little bit of an antidepressant in the background. Though everyone is different, we hear of a lot of success stories with the antipsychotics in treating depression, and it I wish doctors would use them more frequently and sooner.




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