A 46-year-old member asked:
can the use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Possibly: One of the potential side effects caused by flouxetine can be emotional numbing or flattening. In a sense, people may not feel excited about things and potentially this could be interpreted as anhedonia. I have had clients who have complained of this.
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Treats andenia : Only increases it when people are carrying a gene of bipolar and Prozac (fluoxetine) may be making them more irritable and manic.
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Yes: Any mental health medication has the potential to cause anhedonia. However, this is usually one of the symptoms alleviated by fluoxetine.
Last updated May 28, 2018
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