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    ddnos posted:
    Hi Dr. G.,

    I am wondering if there are any non-MAOI anti-depressants that works as close as possible to how MAOI's work?

    Thank you for your time!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
    Dear Debbie,

    I just posted a more detailed response which the WebMD black hole seems to have eaten. Grr. More briefly: the combination of an SNRI (eg, Effexor) plus a dopamine agonist (e.g., Wellbutrin, pramipexole, ropinirole, a stimulant) would come closest to mimicking the neurotransmitter effects of an MAOI.

    Dr. G.
    ddnos replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
    Hi Dr. G.

    Ok, thanks, that is interesting. I will bring that up to my doctor!

    Also, FYI, for future reference, before you click, "submit," you should select, "Ctrl A" to "Select All" and then "Ctrl C" to copy. Then, select "submit" That way, if your post gets sucked into the black hole, all you will have to do is select "reply" again to the post in question, and then, "Ctrl V" to paste what you replied. That way you lose nothing!

    Sorry you lost what you wrote today, though, but thanks for writing it!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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