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Anyone Tried Dopamine Agonists For Depression
Antidepressants: Yes but they tend to be tricky. Dopamine agonist include stimulants and parkinsons medications. They can lead to dependence, tolerance and lose effectiveness fairly quickly. The brain likes to balance effects so rapid acting medications like drugs of abuse cause the body to resist the change. This is why antidepressants that take awhile to work have more enduring benefit. ...Read more
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Why?: Dopamine agonists generally don't make good antidepressants as there is rapid tolerance to this effect. This leads to agitation and addiction with dramatic worsening on discontinuation. There are better ways of getting enhanced Dopamine effect for depression with use of MAO inhibitors, wellbutrin or atypical antipsychotics like Abilify or seroquel. ...Read more
Can psychiatrists prescribe a dopamine agonist like dostinex to patients with OCD and Anxiety or depression?
Anything: Hi. Psychiatrists can prescribe anything the want to that they deem is good for patient care! They're licensed physicians! ...Read more
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Yes: All medications can have side effects or complications. This must be weighed against the risk of not treating. Dopamine agonists can cause insomnia, tolerance, hallucinations and agitation. Ldopa used for RLS is usually at a low dose with minimal risk but for parkinsons the above complications should be looked for. Adhd medications have potential for abuse in patients who don't have true adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am breaking out in hives and will not tolerate dopamine agonists anymore for treatment of parinsons, what will substitute?
I am breaking out in hives from requip for Parkinson's disease, will other dopamine agonists give me hives?
Dopamine Agonists raise or lower Dopamine levels? Have high prolactin, due for MRI pituitary gland, want to know L-thyrosine use was bad idea in past?
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