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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience in Neurology
Exercise: Tis simple intervention is proven to increase the effectiveness of ssri's. Cognitive behavioral therapy also increases the chances of success from ss ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Antidepressants: Ssri is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are 6 approved for use in the us. All are thought to work at the level of the synapse--the co ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
SSRIs: A serotonin (5ht) specific reuptake inhibitor is a medication that blocks the reuptake of 5ht from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Generally yes: SSRI's can be very effective in treating depression and anxiety. They do come with a black box warning for potential increased suicidality in teens. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends on "ED": If you are using ed to mean "erectile dysfunction": the ssri's can cause ed as a side-effect in between 5-50% of men - depending on the agent involved ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes they can: Most ssri's can cause weight gain, but Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft may be the most weight neutral. If you attend to exercise and eating pattern ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
SSRIs: can be helpful and please do what your doctor says. Having said that, medications are generally best used when they treat a condition and then they a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Check with your doc: Check with your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
High: While SSRI's are an effective way to treat depression, everyone's chemistry is different and therefore the medication must be matched to the patient. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Typically not: ... And make sure your myasthenia is diagnosed by a neuromuscular specialist; I have seen far too many misdiagnosed people who were told they had my ... Read More
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