Questions tagged [ssri-selective-serotonin]

A class of antidepressants that prevent the reuptake of serotonin from the synaptic cleft through selective inhibition of the SERT protein.

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Why do SSRI antidepressants cause a reduction in sex drive? [duplicate]

Drugs in this class are Prozac(fluoxetine), Zoloft (setraline), Lexapro (escitalopram) and many more. I've had the experience of using Prozac and Zoloft. I found that within two weeks, my ability to ...
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Why do antidepressant drugs increase body mass?

Serotonin is an anorexient neurotransmitter. But if I am right, antidepressant drugs like SSRIs increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. So why do antidepressants increase body mass if ...
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How does vortioxetine cause nausea when it inhibits 5HT3-receptors?

5HT3 Inhibitors are antiemetics, such as Mirtazapine. See here and here The serotonin modulator vortioxetine is such an inhibitor, and the most common side effect is nausea, in 3 it says that it has ...
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Magnesium pills [closed]

I have recently been taking sertraline which is a medication in tablet form which increases serotonin reuptake in the brain causing you to have a better mood. This however had many side affects such ...
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Migraines and tryptophan

One theory about migraines is that it is triggered by dropping serotonin levels. One medication, sumatriptan, acts by raising serotonin acting as a reuptake inhibitor. Since tryptophan is converted ...
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Is there any data about the significance of a blood serotonine level test and links to depression or other psychiatric diseases, or simply mood?

What does low or high blood serotonine levels tell us. Is there any data on the link between certain conditions and serum serotonine concentration?
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Can taking escitalopram produce a false-positive result in a urinary metanephrine/normetanephrine test?

I'm wondering whether taking escitalopram (5 mg/day) might spoil the results of a 24-hour urinary metanephrine/normetanephrine analysis. I googled and found this mention of escitalopram in ...
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What is the relationship between cortisol and depression?

In Vythilingam, Meena et al. "Hippocampal Volume, Memory, and Cortisol Status in Major Depressive Disorder: Effects of Treatment." Biological Psychiatry 56, no. 2 (2004), the relationship between ...
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Does long-term SSRI use cause any permanent changes in personality? Are there any quantitative/qualitative studies looking at this?

Curious about counseling patient's on the long-term risk/benefit analysis of SSRI use? Is there any EBM on what personality changes one should expect after X period of SSRI use? Does this change ...