GAMMA-OH(Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate):The First Authentic Anti-Depressant.

Keneth Grandchamp grandcha at
Fri Oct 27 09:21:59 EST 1995

This article was written by Claude Rifat, using Kenneth Grandchamp's account.

GAMMA-OH(Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate):The First Authentic Anti-Depressant.
Recently,the whole world was brainwashed by Lilly Company with a severe 
blitzkrieg propaganda on an allegedly "new" anti-depressant called fluoxetine 
or Prozac.Lilly lied when it presented Prozac as being the "first" marketed 
anti-depressant of a "new" generation!The first marketed anti-depressant of 
this new family of anti-depressants called the "SSRI" was ZIMELIDINE marketed 
by Astra,in Europe,as Normud.Zimelidine was followed by INDALPINE in 
France(Upstène)and then by FLUVOXAMINE in Holland(Floxyfral)
Only FLUVOXAMINE withstood the test of time as zimelidine and indalpine had 
some unwanted side-effects,even though indalpine proved to be a remarkable 
molecule for treatment resistant persons.Fluvoxamine was marketed in Europe 
perhaps 8 YEARS BEFORE its american equivalent Prozac!Even though it did not 
reach the US market because American pharmaceutical companies had nothing to 
compete with Fluvoxamine...So Fluvoxamine was blocked to reach the US market 
until Americans could develop properly their own SS
RI! This is what american businessmen,usually,call "fairplay".By doing 
so,millions of Americans did not benefit of Fluvoxamine and,surely,many lives 
could had been saved in America by Fluvoxamine....Alas,these lives WERE NOT 
saved because of the greed and unfair practices of the american system towards 
novel medications invented elsewhere.Millions of depressed Americans were 
denied access to Fluvoxamine, for commercial purposes only.This is a moral 
perversion of the ethic of medicine.
The sad irony of this situation is that Fluvoxamine is superior ,in all 
respects,to Prozac!
For instance,Prozac has some unwanted side-effects which fluvoxamine does not 
have.Moreover,fluvoxamine can SUPPRESS the side-effects of Prozac! So why use 
Prozac at all? This is due to the fact that Lilly was very successful in 
launching a perverse propaganda campaign,superbly ignoring our european 
product and its anteriority.
Prozac,frequently,induces insomnia and headaches while it is also slighly 
sub-hallucinogenic.Fluvoxamine,on the contrary,promotes sleep and alleviates 
insomnia.Also no subhallucinogenic phenomena can be detected.One reason why 
Prozac has these side-effects is because Prozac 
should,preferentially,indirectly activate serotonin 5-HT2A 
receptors.Activation of these receptors is a common effect of the 
All the unwanted side-effects of,let say a dose of 4O mgr of Prozac are 
abolished by an equipotent dose of IOO mgr of fluvoxamine.
Fluvoxamine also suppresses rapidly moral suffering(the hard-core of 
depression)and suicidal ideation while Prozac is slower on onset.
So the big commercial problem for american companies was that fluvoxamine was 
invented not in America but in Europe and marketed about 8 years before they 
could SELL their own similar products....Moral perversion,as I said,and 
totally unacceptable.
No comments!
Another european anti-depressant of which Americans have no equivalent is 
AMINEPTINE(Survector)and,naturally,Amineptine is not marketed in the USA even 
though it is a dopaminergic anti-depressant and dopaminergic anti-depressants 
are known to be more effective in treatment resistant patients.As Japanese 
say:"kaouai so" for american patients,meaning american patients are most 
unfortunate(because money always comes before morality in the US).
So we are left with the morally unacceptable fact that America has banned 
superior european anti-depressants because the same equivalent products did 
not yet exist in America.
This behaviour of the american pharmaceutical companies has been 
systematic.For instance a good anti-depressant invented in Italy and called 
TRAZODONE was imitated in America afterwards by the creation of 
NEFAZODONE(Serzone)in order to get also more money! And another novel 
anti-depressant invented in Europe,VILOXAZINE,apparently never reached the US 
Now I will come to a fantastic anti-depressant called GAMMA-OH,in France,and 
which could 
save lots of depressed people if it were marketed to that effect.
GAMMA-OH has never been studied as an anti-depressant because of what is 
called the 
IMIPRAMINOMIMETIC DOGMA .This dogma states that anti-depressants can only be 
found by those pharmacological methods which have been applied to discover 
imipramine,the first alleged anti-depressant!Clearly,this dogma is nonsense 
and it has hampered research on anti-depressants since more than 30 
years,forbidding the discovery of true fast-acting anti-depressants.This dogma 
also states that it is not possible to achieve an anti-depressant effect 
immediately but that one has to suffer for weeks before start
ing to feel better with medication...
GAMMA-OH(or gamma-hydroxybutyrate,a quite simple molecule with a vast array of 
psychotropic properties)has proved that this statement was sheer nonsense.
GAMMA-OH was discovered by a friend of mine(the late Dr.Henri Laborit who 
introduced the use of chlorpromazine in psychiatry around I952)in I96I in 
France and since that time scientists were unable to discover some rather 
extraordinary properties of this molecule on depression,anxiety and 
sociability! Why? Because nobody seriously studied the psychotropic effects of 
this molecule until I started to do the job.For some years GAMMA-OH was used 
as an hypnotic in France but people complained that they did no
t sleep long enough with that and would awake too early in the morning!
GAMMA-OH is a remarkable molecule because it can suppress depressive ideation 
and anxiety sometimes within less than 3O minutes.It also seems to be 
immediately active on the most severe and treatment resistant forms of 
depression.Because of such remarkable properties I used to 
call,jokingly,GAMMA-OH "Or Potable",in French,which means "potable gold"! 
Indeed a molecule which can block your depression and suicidal 
ideas,anxiety,etc,in such an efficient way is as precious as gold because it 
can save your lif
GAMMA-OH saved my own life many times when all other anti-depressants 
failed.For years I suffered of depressive episodes which did not react to 
conventional "anti-depressants".Why? Because,in fact,most anti-depressants(an 
anti-depressant is also called a THYMOANALEPTIC.A thymoanaleptic is a molecule 
which stimulates mood)are not really "anti-depressants" per se but 
THYMOANESTHESISERS.A thymoanesthesiser is a molecule which ANESTHESISES 
emotions and which,thus,blunt feelings.For instance,if you give "anti
-depressants" to,let say,two lovers together you will notice that their love 
feelings towards one another become anesthesised,blunted...Clearly,a molecule 
which blunts rewarding emotions is definitely not an authentic anti-depressant 
but,rather,a "mind Xylocaine"(xylocaine is an anesthesiser used for hemorhoids 
and all kinds of similar pains!).A thymoanesthesiser takes away a part of your 
personality and makes you a bit similar to people suffering from negative 
schizophrenia.On the contrary if you admini
ster gamma-hydroxybutyrate to a pair of lovers you will notice that it will 
enhance their love feelings because it stimulates sociability.
Prozac and Fluvoxamine and all SSRI are,in fact,thymoanesthesisers not 
authentic thymoanaleptics.They block depression by SUPPRESSING or reducing 
feelings,euphoric or dysphoric and you become a kind of satisfied zombie! No 
more suffering but no more real happiness.On the contrary,AMINEPTINE does not 
suppress emotions but it does not intensify them either.So amineptine is an 
anti-depressant but still not the ideal thymoanaleptic.
After years of reflexions on depression I realised,one day,that a real 
anti-depressant should STIMULATE SOCIABILITY.Why? Because depression 
is,basically,a defect of sociability.Depression is a state of LOWERED 
SOCIABILITY and when natural sociability is lowered in a human brain(for 
instance through competition,etc)then this brain starts to suffer 
morally.Experience has shown that when sociability is ENHANCED then depression 
vanishes.GAMMA-OH is the first molecule discovered which does just this:it 
GAMMA-OH is hypothesised to cure depression by stimulation of brain OXYTOCIN 
neurotransmission.Oxytocin is a very important molecule responsible of 
sociable states,of the maternal instinct and of all activities related to the 
maintainance of life.For instance,oxytocin is involved in sex and orgasm and 
orgasm intensity seems directly linked to enhanced oxytocin neurotransmission.
GAMMA-OH suppresses depressed ideation with amazing rapidity.You may feel 
uncurable dysphoria with suicidal ideation,anxiety,etc,and think that no 
medicine or no one could help you until you try gamma-hydroxybutyrate! After 
you may just think how crazy you were and feel how life is beautiful and 
deserves to be lived and enjoyed!
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate strongly stimulates the desire to be and to remain alive 
despite unfavourable circumstances.No conventional so-called anti-depressant 
does that.
Gamma-OH is the fastest anti-depressant known and can,often,suppress severe 
depressive ideation within just hours while conventional thymoanesthesisers 
take WEEKS or MONTHS to alleviate suffering...GAMMA-OH therapy is also very 
short:less than a month of treatment is effective,as opposed of months or 
years of treatment with other treatments.

How to use Gamma-OH
GAMMA-OH(this is the brand name of this molecule in France)should be used as 
Three doses of 2 gr per day on an empty stomach.For instance,2gr in the 
morning,then 2gr before eating your first meal,at noon,then the last dose at 
around 6 in the evening.
GAMMA-OH should always be associated with CLONAZEPAM(Rivotril)Imgr taken in 
the morning.If you suffer from intractable moral pain you will be surprised to 
feel that your blocked gratifying emotions come back very,very fast!
GAMMA-OH is a self-limiting medicine,which means that you discover by yourself 
when it is time to stop medication.Why? Because GAMMA-OH induces EMOTIONAL 
SATIETY and when you are emotionally satiated you do not feel like asking for 
more joy as you feel already fed up with happiness!!! Yes,you can be fed up 
with happiness!This is why people using GAMMA-OH never become addicted.In 
fact,GAMMA-OH is even used to treat alcohol and opiate addicts.
GAMMA-OH gives you a strong DESIRE TO LIVE whatever are the circumstances.This 
is why it is the only authentic anti-depressant 
available.Gamma-hydroxybutyrate was the first sociabiliser which I discovered 
through Henri Laborit.Laborit is well-known in France for his many books on 
society.He used to drink GAMMA-OH 3 times a week,which maintained him in an 
amazing shape!
GAMMA-OH is a so-called Gaba B agonist and a TYROSINE HYDROXYLASE ACTIVATOR.
Many years ago I discovered a second class of Sociabilisers(though less potent 
because of a mixed pro-serotoninergic action)called the TRYPTOPHAN HYDROXYLASE 
INHIBITORS,such as MDMA(3,4 methylenedioxymethylphenylisopropylamine)or 
MDAI(5,6 methylenedioxyaminoindane).The sociabilising actions per se of 
GAMMA-OH are similar but GAMMA-OH is more potent and perfectly safe while MDMA 
is neurotoxic and cardiotoxic.MDAI is a non-neurotoxic analogue of MDMA.New 
analogues of both GAMMA-OH and MDMA have been devise
The sociabilising action of MDMA is related to its indirect blocking of 
SEROTONIN neurotransmission in a brain structure called the MEDIAN RAPHE 
NUCLEUS.When the Median Raphe Nucleus is inactivated then 
sociability,spontaneously,appears.In fact,both GAMMA-OH and MDMA could act at 
a common site modulating oxytocinergic neurotransmission.I have now a 
hypothesis which could link the effects on sociability of these two 
molecules.Basically this hypothesis states that MDMA might be an indirect 
tyrosine hydroxy
lase activator by suppressing the action of serotonin at post-synaptic 5-HT-IA 
heteroreceptors,thus enhancing the activity of tyrosine hydroxylase in some 
unidentified locus.There exists one molecule, called NAN-I9O ,which could help 
in evaluating this hypothesis.GAMMA-OH is a pure sociabiliser while MDMA and 
MDMA-mimetics are partial sociabilisers.At low doses of MDMA the sociabilising 
action of this substance is masked by a pro-serotoninergic action as MDMA 
is,also, a serotonin releaser.This effect of 
MDMA produces a psychotropic action similar to the serotoninergic 
thymoanesthesisers such as fluvoxamine,prozac,sertraline,etc.At higher dosage 
the sociabilising action of MDMA becomes manifest.Subjectively speaking 2.5gr 
of GAMMA-OH are equivalent to 2OOmgr of MDMA.
GAMMA-OH might,theoretically,be also effective against the negative symptoms 
of schizophrenia but this remains to be tested.
GAMMA-OH can be obtained in France under this name.You get it in vials of 
2.5gr to be dissolved in orange juice or milk(Henri Laborit's advice!),as its 
taste is not good.
GAMMA-OH should never be mixed with alcohol,opiates or anything else except 
benzodiazepines, or Amineptine, or Fluvoxamine.
The recommended dose should NOT be exceeded.If you overdose,you fall into a 
hypnotic sleep from which you cannot be awaken for hours.Moreover,it could 
promote "petit mal" epilepsy in such overdoses.Anyhow there is no need for 
overdosing.If used as prescribed here it is a very safe anti-depressant and 
anti-panic medication.
GAMMA-OH is available only on prescription.

Claude de Cyrano

Note:We are living since the, I96O's,in a world of INQUISITION against all 
psychotropic molecules  which generate some forms of pleasure.This modern 
Inquisition started in  America as a puritanical expression of american 
society to ban pleasure from life.This Inquisition should be fought against as 
it has halted the development of scientific research on the mind.3O years of 
research have been lost because Americans imposed an INTELLECTUAL EMBARGO on 
many research involving the mind.For instance, all rese
arch on the hallucinogens was stopped,thanks to this perverse Inquisition.This 
intellectual embargo should be lifted and scientists and laymen should fight 
for that.
No Inquisition can be accepted in the scientific field.American society has 
systematically demonised all psychotropic molecules which can give 
pleasure.This is sheer madness and should strongly be opposed.The right to use 
our brain in the way we want should be a fundamental right of man and put in 
the Declaration of Human Rights.I hope this goal will be achieved in the 
future.One of the reason which motivated me to write what you are reading is 
that GAMMA-OH has been in use,for knowledgeable people in Eu
rope,for decades.Now it reached the USA,unfortunately,because,as usual,some 
INQUISITORS are trying to demonise this very useful molecule.These alleged 
pseudo-scientific AYATOLLAHS should be put back in their middle-ages 
churchs.In Iran ayatollahs are condemning still sex.In America the american 
ayatollahs want,desperately,to control the use of our mind.This is an 
untolerable situation.Progress is made through freedom and knowledge,not under 
the guidance of any ayattolah.Let us make a grassroot movement a
gainst all these ayatollahs! Ayatollahs and similar Inquisitors should go back 
into their dungeons!!! Middle-Age is over.

Gamma-OH in France and North-America
Gamma-oh was devised by Dr.Wermuth,in France,for Dr.Henri Laborit who is the 
father of chlorpromazine and modern psychopharmacology.Wermuth created 
gamma-hydroxybutyrate in I96I in the search of a GABA analog which 
could,readily,penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
Gamma-OH soon went to the market as an hypnotic which could be obtained with 
no medical prescription.The French,until I started to study this molecule,were 
unable to classify it under any class.For sometimes,it was an hypnotic 
inducing a form of sleep very similar to normal sleep,then it became a 
pre-anesthesiser,etc.About I5 years ago,I,finally,discovered that Gamma-OH 
was,in fact,a molecule to be classified under the novel class of the 
Sociabilisers,together with its butyrolactone form which is,readily
,transformed into Gamma-OH in the blood by a non specific lactonase.In 
fact,butyrolactone is a pro-drug giving rise to gamma-hydroxybutyric 
acid.Gamma-OH has a recognised peripherical oxytocinergic action while its 
central oxytocin properties are still to be demonstrated but seem very likely.
Gamma-OH is known in France through the many books of Henri Laborit and his 
Laborit always praised the properties of Gamma-OH and,as France is definitely 
not a puritanical society bannin pleasure from existence,Gamma-OH has always 
been available,even though its stimulates pleasure.Unfortunately for 
Noth-Americans,the ayatollahs of the pleasure INQUISITION have struck again 
and banned gamma-hydroxybutyrate!

This article was written by Claude Rifat, using Kenneth Grandchamp's account.

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