A 22-year-old female asked:
prozac (fluoxetine) is making me more depressed and causing me to lose interest in the love/dating/relationship part of my life. help!
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depression: It could be the dose is not right. If you have recently started it usually takes a week or two for the medication to work. I would give your provider a call.
Psychiatry 24 years experience
An issue: Sometimes medications like Prozac (fluoxetine) (an SSRI) can blunt libido, sexual function and desire. There is a concern for some people it can create feelings of apathy. This is frequently related to dose or specific medication. Helen Fisher, PhD http://www.helenfisher.com/ has raised concerns that SSRIs might affect attachment and bonding, given there is overlap with brain systems for sex and love.
Last updated Nov 11, 2015
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