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Is safe to take dostinex (cabergoline) when the pacient has severe OCD? I ask because as a agonist of dopamine it can increase anxiety levels.

Needs caution. B"sd Have often had this question for my patients. Need to coordinate between psychiatrist and endocrinologist. My particular concern would be if using a dopamine antagonist medication, usually atypical anti psychotic. So that effectiveness of medication may be less. Also, the dopamine stimulation could in theory bring on as you say anxiety or psychotic symptoms. Glad to go into detail. Read more...

How do I get my doctor to prescribe me dopamine agonists for depression?

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 (aripiprazole) or seroquel. Read more...