Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) News and Research

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) is a type of drug that is used to treat depression. SSRIs slow the process by which serotonin (a substance that nerves use to send messages to one another) is reused by nerve cells that make it. This increases the amount of serotonin available for stimulating other nerves. Also called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Use of SSRIs during pregnancy does not increase the risk for most birth defects

Use of SSRIs during pregnancy does not increase the risk for most birth defects

SSRIs associated with lower bone density in older men and women

SSRIs associated with lower bone density in older men and women

Interventions for pediatricians only partially successful

Interventions for pediatricians only partially successful

Interventions for Pediatricians only partially successful

Interventions for Pediatricians only partially successful

Depression is a risk factor for osteoporosis

Depression is a risk factor for osteoporosis

Go green to avoid the blues!

Go green to avoid the blues!

Benefits of antidepressants for children far outweigh the risks

Benefits of antidepressants for children far outweigh the risks

Antidepressants safe for children and adolescents - black box warnings questioned

Antidepressants safe for children and adolescents - black box warnings questioned

Less children and teens taking antidepressants

Less children and teens taking antidepressants

Clinical trial of a medication to treat kleptomania

Clinical trial of a medication to treat kleptomania

Talk therapy works for panic disorder

Talk therapy works for panic disorder

Taste may give a clue in how to treat depression

Taste may give a clue in how to treat depression

Potential for first diagnostic DNA test to guide antidepressant treatment

Potential for first diagnostic DNA test to guide antidepressant treatment

SSRIs associated with severe violence in a small number of individuals

SSRIs associated with severe violence in a small number of individuals

New drug sorts out premature ejaculation

New drug sorts out premature ejaculation

SSRI's developed for premature ejaculation, safe and effective

SSRI's developed for premature ejaculation, safe and effective

Study contradicts USA warning that an antidepressant can cause congenital abnormalities

Study contradicts USA warning that an antidepressant can cause congenital abnormalities

Prozac saves thousands of lives

Prozac saves thousands of lives

Europe gives approval for children to get Prozac

Europe gives approval for children to get Prozac

Antidepressant suicide risk up five times for seniors

Antidepressant suicide risk up five times for seniors