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Re: Does this symptom fall into any category?

Posted by desolationrower on May 29, 2009, at 1:44:12

In reply to Re: Does this symptom fall into any category?, posted by Girlnterrupted78 on May 28, 2009, at 15:13:52

> Also, Celexa completely cured my dysthymic symptoms for an entire year, and therapy hasn't done much if anything. To me, it seems more of a chemical problem (maybe low serotonin, dopamine or norepinephrine?)
> How could therapy alter serotonin and other neurotransmitters? Is that even possible? I mean, I went into full remission just through Celexa, without any mental changes. That says a lot (at least to me) about the nature of the problem.

Well, this is sort of a theoretical argument, but how do you think the mind exists? As i see it, the mind is a emergent phenomenon that exists because of, and in turn changes the state of, the brain (including neurotransmitters, neural connections, blood flow, etc.). When we alter the brain, the psyche necessarily changes; when we change what we think, feel or know, the brain necessarily changes. there are brain imaging studies confirming this.

on a more helpful wavelength, have you tried a stimulant? or even just a TCA?

and on a personal note, you've described very exactly how i feel. I also have significant avoidance and trouble with attention and boredom. I found sri drugs to worsen things. parnate has fixed all the depression i started to experience, but less helpful for the other aspects.





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