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  • n  an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain

  • A few years later, the advent of the ssri family made it even more obvious that obsessive-compulsive disorder was at least in part a serotonin problem.
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  • Do antidepressants impair the ability to extinguish fear?
    Common antidepressant medications may impair a form of learning that is important clinically. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, commonly called SSRIs, are a class of antidepressant widely used to treat depression, as well as a range of anxiety disorders, but the effects of these drugs on learning and memory are poorly understood.
    June 10, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Peter Breggin in Earthtimes
    In a 2003/2004 analysis of psychiatric drug induced violence/suicide, published in International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, psychiatrist Peter Breggin concludes, "There are many reports and studies confirming that SSRI [Selective...
  • David Healy in
    Through educational and marketing campaigns,Dr Healy says, "the SSRI makers have produced a situation where people who would never have been given an antidepressant in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, are now given one after cursory questioning...

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