Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canberra area, Australia
Thanks Jim, I'm skeptical about antidepressant efficacy already, and becoming even more skeptical about mirtazapine! For me, being sedated indefinitely by this drug would just increase my depression, as I find it an unpleasant sedative effect. I've tried sticking with this drug 3 times already but have not succeeded.
Regarding the possibility that mirtazapine is not serotonergic at all, and therefore not really a dual action antidepressant, I first read a scathing review of both mirtazapine and mianserin by Dr Ken Gillman, an Australian psychiatrist who has a website called psychotropical. I know he believes mirtazapine does not increase serotonin activity, and he regards mianserin as being an ineffective antidepressant. As I said elsewhere, I found mianserin helpful myself, so I guess this again shows how everyone reacts individually to medications.