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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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 ...
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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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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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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?