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A 37-year-old male asked:

Does extreme stress and depression cause serotonin depletion? i m on 100mg luvox daily since 5 yrs but since last 4 days it feels luvox lost its effect as i am going through severe heartbreak depression and trauma. please help. thanks. 37 make. ocd.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Serotonin: Yes, marked stress/ trauma can lead to depletion of serotonin levels. Please let your doctor know if your medication does not appear to be effective.
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