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teal

Member Since 09 Oct 2019
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2020 09:11 PM
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Doctors who treat depersonalization in the EU?

26 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

Are there any doctors in Europe who specialize on DPD who we can go to? Prescriptions are for the most part valid within the whole EU, so where someone works makes little difference. The very best is naturally to be in the care of someone who knows what they are doing, but in the lack of that, the second best would be like a random doctor in Romania who would gladly help in exchange for well money. I want to try Lamictal. There's a chance my GP or a few other doctors I know could help me out, but I would really prefer easier solutions.

 

On the lack of specialists on DPD:

 

No, there are in reality no "Depersonalisation research Unit"anymore. Their latest publication was in 2016 and likely written in 2015. Anthony David is at another university, so is E. Hunter, Nick Medford, M. Sierra. I asked them for a private consultation with a employed  in 2004 and was told that they only took patient under the NHS scheme. You have to go to a psychiatrist to get such prescriptions. A normal GB would not give to most people. 


Would you have tried Lamictal if it was free?

24 January 2020 - 09:44 AM

If you had free access to Lamictal by your doctor, would you have wanted to try it? If yes, why, if no, why not.


My naloxone trial

23 January 2020 - 02:11 PM

I've got six Nyxoid nasal sprays, each containing 1.8 mg naloxone. I used the first of them today, eight minutes ago. To get a smaller dose, I blew my nose right after taking the first dose. Got five more doses left for later.

 

Why try? In the British Journal of Psychiatry they write.

Nuller et al(2001) found a significant transient beneficial effect of naloxone infusion on symptoms of depersonalisation in 10 of 14 patients studied. This intriguing result suggests a possible role of the endogenous opioid system in the pathogenesis of depersonalisation, and the possibility that anti-opioid drugs may have therapeutic value. To date, this hypothesis has not been explored further in the literature, despite the impressive results from this pilot study. 


Would you have tried rTMS if it was free? [Poll]

20 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

Let's hear it from you. If rTMS was available at your local hospital, free of charge, would you have tried it? If yes, then why, if no, then why not.

Depersonalization treatment with rTMS in Hungary

19 January 2020 - 01:34 PM

As we know, there is no cure for DPDR, but rTMS has shown promise, especially when targeted at the right VLPFC. I have been in touch with the Flash Clinic in Budapest (hat tip @curiousmind), and they say the have the required equipment and such and can perform neuronavigated rTMS treatment upon request.

 

They need a special kind of MRI that costs 35.000 HUF. So if you already have an MRI it may not be the type they're looking for. The 20 sessions of rTMS at the right VLPFC would cost 300.000 HUF. They have short waiting lists, so it's (in most cases) possible to get an appointment a few weeks ahead in time.