Posted by Seth Kurtzberg (184.108.40.206) on November 07, 1999 at 19:50:46:
In Reply to: depression posted by krista on November 06, 1999 at 22:55:35:
I agree with the comments about CH effects on depression,
and that a cycle can develop where CH and its effects
on you can mutually reinforce each other.
Note, however, that technically this is not depression at
all. It is only depression if it is not rationally
correlated with your situation. Being depressed
when you are experiencing CHs is quite rational.
Another note, most of the antidepressents have
negligable effects on serotonin. Wellbutrin and
Effexor are exceptions.
As also noted, somewhat obliquely, it is possible
that some unknown mechanism that impacts serotonin
as well as CH is possible. That is, the CH and
the depression can have a common cause.
My experience is that the antidepressents don't
work very well, but statistically about 25% of
patients report this and 75% report some improvement
(do these ratios match what others have read or
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