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my psychiatrist, after analysing my records which state social anxiety major depressive/anxious disorder has prescribed me with this drug. sodium valproate, a gaba inhibiter, anyone know anything about it?

how long untill i know if its yay or nay..... :)
 

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I haven't seen any evidence to suggest it works for SA, but due to its effect on GABA levels, I wouldn't be surprised if it was somewhat effective. Maybe not such a good idea for depression though.
 

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It's useful as a mood stabilizer, but not for treating SAD.
 

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I took Depakote for about a month or so recently and I found that it actually made me more social (rather, it made me less socially inhibited and less avoidant), but its effects wore off (and I was left with only side effects), so I stopped taking it. Too bad, though - it was really effective against headaches.
 
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