Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs are a class of antidepressants. They increase serotonin levels by blocking the brain's reabsorption of that neurotransmitter.[1] Some SSRIs are also used to treat some other conditions, including some anxiety disorders.[1]

As of May 2018, the FDA has approved the following SSRIs to treat depression:[1]

Fluvoxamine (Luvox) is an SSRI approved to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and is sometimes also used to treat depression.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved Jan 8, 2019. 

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