Has anyone tried using this particular ssri to treat their negative symptoms?
H Silver, N Aharon and A Kaplan,
Schizophrenia bulletin, 2003
Establishing that treatment for negative symptoms improves primary features of schizophrenia rather than similar symptoms of other etiology is an important clinical issue. Primary negative symptoms may also differ among themselves in the propensity to respond to a given treatment. In this study, we examined the response of negative symptoms to add-on fluvoxamine by analyzing discrete symptoms independently and controlling for potential confounding variables. Data from two published controlled studies comparing fluvoxamine to placebo were pooled for the analysis. Eleven of sixteen Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms items tested, including key negative symptoms such as affective flattening and alogia, improved. The improvement was not related to baseline levels of depressive, extrapyramidal, and positive symptoms or to changes in the symptom scores during the study. The findings support the view that fluvoxamine augmentation can improve primary negative symptoms in chronic schizophrenia patients.
Yea if you can tolerate the sexual side effects it’s a great med!
I think it’s the best ad on the market, especially if you have OCD
Haven’t yet, but I might try it in the future
Ive read it has helped those with alogia significantly, but I hate sexual sfx and the emotional blunting that comes with antidepressants. Seriously leve my serotonin alone, or if you must just tamper with it in was which dont impact my ability to orgasm.
Well I’ve read that on the contrary, it helped with affective blunting and anhedonia, as welll as alogia, and that some people didn’t experience any sexual side effects from it…I guess it’s try and see
Sexual sfx are very likely with ssris
Interesting. I will ask about this med to my pdoc.