A 22-year-old female asked:
do antidepressants cause dyslexia or make it worse ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Anti-depressants do enter the brain tissue and effect the messages between cells. If a person finds they think less clearly on an anti-depressant, that can certainly be a recognized side effect. I am not aware that it turns someone with normal word decoding skills into one with dyslexia. However, any decline in processing speed on the drug could aggravate an existing learning problem.
Last updated Oct 1, 2018
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