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Loss of feelings and interest for your partner due to depression. Which ssri's work the fastest?
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Dr. Richard Rhoden
Psychiatry
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In brief: All are similar
The various ssri antidepressants have similar mechanisms of action but differ in serotonergic potency and specificity, length of action, metabolism and--most importantly--efficacy and side effects with any given individual.
No valid claim can be made as to the 'fastest-acting'. Some people respond in a week, some in 6-8 weeks, some have an early activating side effect felt as helpful.

In brief: All are similar
The various ssri antidepressants have similar mechanisms of action but differ in serotonergic potency and specificity, length of action, metabolism and--most importantly--efficacy and side effects with any given individual.
No valid claim can be made as to the 'fastest-acting'. Some people respond in a week, some in 6-8 weeks, some have an early activating side effect felt as helpful.
Dr. Richard Rhoden
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Dr. Glen Elliott
It's worth noting that SSRIs can sometimes cause problems with sexual drive in both men and women; so, if sexual attraction is part of the problem, mention that area of concern to your doctor.
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
All the ssris are effective for depression however people may have different responses/side effects to the different ssris depending on their symptoms and the medications' side effect.

In brief: Depends
All the ssris are effective for depression however people may have different responses/side effects to the different ssris depending on their symptoms and the medications' side effect.
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