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Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd?is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause ocd and depression.will taking ssris help

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Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Research continues: We know that SSRIs can help with OCD. We know that SSRIs increase the availability of serotonin (and norepinephrine) in the brain. There is also research indicating dopamine as a factor in the disorder. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the root causes of OCD.

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