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Effect of SSRIs on Depression
SSRIs work by selectively blocking serotonin reuptake receptors, increasing the levels of serotonin in the synaptic clefts (spaces between neurons) of the brain. In contrast, tricyclics (TCAs) and...
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Effect of SSRIs on Alzheimer's Disease
Antidepressants are used to treat low mood, depression, anxiety, and irritability. The antidepressants prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease belong to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin...
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Effect of SSRIs on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) affect the concentration of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which plays a role in anxiety. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter with calming effects, and...
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Effect of SSRIs on Panic Disorder
Although these drugs are considered to be antidepressants, SSRIs have been used effectively for the treatment of panic and other anxiety disorders. Improvement is usually seen in 4-6 weeks after...
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