Opiates help some people with depression because the people have low endorphins..I have never heard anything about oxycodone being a releaser of serotonin. Contrary to what the medical establishment wants you to believe, serotonin is NOT the only chemical involved in a person's mood. If someone has taken evey "serotonin releaser" known and not one had any effect and the moment they take an opiate, they feel fine (and NOT drugged/high/manic) that stands to reason that endorphins are the issue. NOT SEROTONIN.
I'm not a doctor but I know from my own experience and the copious amounts of research I have done.
"Buprenorphine is habit forming however.
Okay, where do I start.....EVERY ANTIDEPRESSANT I HAVE TAKEN IS HABIT FORMING. Wanna know how I know? Because when I take a month to slowly wean off of them, I feel like my brain and body are being electrocuted and I am in a constant state of low-grade naseau. Benzos are habit forming.
We are talking about a treatment (buprenorphine) that will keep people from taking their entire cabinet full of medications all at once. If this drug works for you, IT MEANS YOUR BODY NEEDS IT!
Just like a diabetic.
Would you say "Insulin is habit forming however."
Your statement make implications. IT SCARES PEOPLE who otherwise don't know the difference. It will make people who are just starting to look into this treatment (TO SAVE THEIR LIFE) stop searching...
If I was scared and depressed and suicidal (as those with refractory depression often are) and I had never heard of this treatment before...and I read your statement, I would probably remember that and not take this treatment seriously.
"I don't want to become an addict" I'd think.
Many people are duped by the system and don't have any clue that the antidepressants they take are VERY LIKELY habit forming.
If your body needs something because it's not making the chemicals on its own (endorphins), YES, YOUR BODY WILL CONTINUE TO NEED IT. IT WILL BE HABIT FOR FORMING.
That's okay! It's better than the alternative.....living a life of complete misery...trying antidepressant after antidepressant....suffering with the side effects AND WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS....
until you get fed up and kill yourself.
Yes, buprenorphine should only be a last resort for those with Refractory Depression...and suicide is a very frequent thought for those of us with it.