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Anyone tried dopamine agonists for depression?
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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