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SSRIs Overview

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of pharmacological antidepressants. They are currently the most popular class of antidepressant medications because of their relative safety in comparison to monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclics (TCAs).

How It Works

SSRIs work by selectively blocking serotonin reuptake receptors, increasing the levels of serotonin in the synaptic clefts (spaces between neurons) of the brain. SSRIs are safer in overdose and fewer side effects than other antidepressant medications.

 
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