A 44-year-old member asked:
will taking prozac (fluoxetine) change my brain forever?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Taking antidepressants, such a prozac, (fluoxetine) does not change your brain, .
Answered on Jun 13, 2020
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: It is thought that it is the resultant response of the brain to increased serotonin levels (and not simply increased serotonin alone) that leads to improvement. Examples include changes in number of eceptors or increased number of dendrites. These positive changes may remain after the medication is stopped. If your brain was not changed from a depressed state, you'd remain depressed.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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