U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Hm, there's some speculation that viloxazine's ADHD-relieving effects arise from 5-HT2B antagonism and 5-HT2C agonism. In vivo trials showed that viloxazine increased intracellular [5-HT] in the prefrontal cortex of rats, and the PFC has some implications in the neuropathology of ADHD due to its role in top-down attention, I think.
New Insights into the Mechanism of Action of Viloxazine: Serotonin and Norepinephrine Modulating Propertieswww.dovepress.com
Basically scientists: "Well we think it does this, via this action. And it appears to do have favorable results on 20% of patients. APPROVED!!!!!!!!!
Medical science is ALWAYS a "best guess" type of science... but antidepressants are so notoriously bad and misunderstood.... you see so many of them because so many people are depressed. I truly believe depression is not something that can be fixed by a pill. (obviously some drugs immediately fix it temprarily, I'm referring to the pills a doctor will give you)
anti-depressants such a pseudo-science IMO
Have you considered ECT?yeah i agree about antidepressants being CRAP FAKE SCIENCE CORRUPT BUSINESS , but personally i have seen and also experienced it myself, in very serious cases of being suicidal, they have saved some people. of course not like prozac zoloft or those other crappy ones you take for a week to work will do anything on the moment of severe suicidal crisis BUT i have actually experienced and see people at least benefit some more than without. like for example tianeptine. yes, its addictive. and also dangerious when mixed with other drugs. but it works instantly, and has saved people from suicide. so thats something to consider.
in your own opinion, whats alternative to antidepressants? healthy diet and excercise?? i have done that for ages with no benefit in my case. not sure how it works for others though. does it really work?? but please do share what do you suggest for someone like me who suffers from major depressive disorder and no meds can really help much anymore EXCEPT prevent suicide, i guess. thanks!
Everything about this drug pisses me off.
Not a stim. Not controlled. Tested and marketed for young children. Side effects resemble an anti depressant.
"Viloxazine was sold as an antidepressant in Europe for several decades, but was never approved by the FDA"
Sounds like ass. Feels like a dubious alternative to stims. Like they were forced to come up with an alternative and this is the best they could do. I'm speculating.
Have you considered ECT?
I really can't say. I don't have adhd. Its kinda like the idea of prescribing anti depressants for anxiety. It just sounds dumb and in all of my experience does not work at all.If the drug relieved ADHD symptoms effectively and with a low side effect profile would it matter if it were not a stim? At least for the tiny proportion of people who take ADHD stims because they have ADHD?
oh and i wanted to ask about your opinion regarding ketamine as treatment for depression. what are your thoughts, besides the fact insurance doesnt cover it and it costs 12,000 on average for treatment!