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Old 10-09-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2006
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kevinincanada HB User
Question Use of SSRIs in treating adult Aspergers

Hi. I'm a (relatively) new member to these boards. After a lifetime of social anxiety and depression (I am 37), I was diagnosed with AS last week. My psychiatrist wants me to try a course of SSRIs - Luvox or Celexa were mentioned in particular- in the hopes that it will lessen the extreme anxiety I have in dealing with people and daily life as well as minimize my sensory overloads. He wants me to research these drugs first before making a decision as to whether or not I want to undergo this trial. Has any other adult aspie tried this therapy and , if so, has it been beneficial? Has anyone experienced significant side effects?

Most of the product monographs I have read have given little information in this regard. If anyone could share their experiences with this therapy, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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