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A female asked:

I'm 19 years old and a hypochondriac. i am being put on an ssri but am worried about the side effects. what are the chances of heart disease and death?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unlikely: It would be very unlikely for an otherwise healthy young person to experience heart disease or death from anti-depressants in usual doses. Close monitoring for efficacy and side effects is usually employed by your prescribing physician. I hope you are feeling better very soon!

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