What are ssris?

Antidepressant type. "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors" are a class of antidepressant medication used in the us since the late 1980s. Common ssris: Prozac (fluoxetine), zoloft (sertraline), Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro (escitalopram), Paxil (paroxetine). Ssris are also used to treat anxiety conditions such as panic disorder ; ocd, as well as sometimes to treat pms symptoms.
Antidepressants. Ssri is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are 6 approved for use in the us. All are thought to work at the level of the synapse--the connection between one nerve cell & another. When serotonin is released, it's taken back up through the reuptake system; so, blocking that system effectively increases exposure to the receptor. How that helps with depression & anxiety remain unclear.

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What's and ssri?

SSRIs. A serotonin (5ht) specific reuptake inhibitor is a medication that blocks the reuptake of 5ht from the synapse, the area between two nerve cells (axon and dendrite). This leads to changes that would take way more than 400 characters to describe. These meds include prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, zoloft, Lexapro and luvox. They treat mood and anxiety disorders. Read more...

What's a ssri with the least side effects?

All similar. Lexapro (escitalopram) has tried marketing as having the least side effects. My experience is that all ssris are comparable, and it just depends on the person. Read more...

How can I cure premature. Ejaculation through medications? What are SSRI medicine? Please suggest.

Your condition is. treatable by a clinical psychologist who specializes in sex therapy. Be sure to see a licensed professional. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. He/she may have a referral for you. Peace and good health. SSRIs are modern anti-depressants. Read more...

Had a bad reaction taking lexapro, (escitalopram) scared to try another ssri. What other ssris do you recommend, something I can take with buspirone?

SSRIs. There are many ssris. Side effects may be similar. Sertraline (zoloft) is another one, paroxetine, prozac, (fluoxetine) citalopram, as whoever prescribed it if he/ she would consider other medication eg snris. Is it for depression ? Read more...
Any of them. It's scary to try another medication after having a bad reaction. However, because you had a bad reaction to one, doesn't mean you will have the same reaction to another one even if it is in the same category. Read more...

What non-ssris help with physical anxiety symptoms such as tremors, head pinching, lightheaded upon standing, general ill feelings?

Some individuals. To try propranolol; however, lightheadedness might be an issue. If you want to avoid ssris, talk with your doctor. Do not be afraid to speak to a psychiatrist as well, some people are afraid to go to a shrink because they feel they will be labeled as "crazy". That is not the case and no shame in seeking help. Read more...

What can cause ssri shock-like sensations if you been off an ssri for 45 days?

Tapering too fast. They call these symptoms "discontinuation syndrome". You may have tapered off too abruptly. Depending on how long and how much dosage you have had, the tapering will take a few weeks. As you cut the dosage back and you experience symptoms like you have , go back to the previous dosage then slowly decrease until the lowest dose is achieved, keep on this lowest dosage for a week, then stop. Read more...
Sorry. Based on a study conducted at thomas jefferson university, short-term exposure to ssris was sufficient to change structures of nerve fibers, and these changes are not reversible. The data was collected from rats but it will be very implicative when it comes to human. Consult your pcp and get some symptom relieving measures. Read more...

What effect do ssri's have on anxiety?

Decreases anxiety. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (ssri's) decrease anxiety symptoms, and are used to treat social anxiety disorder. Paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, and Luvox applied for and received approval from the fda for use in social anxiety disorder. Read more...

What SSRI had "dopamine-lowering effects"?

None. SSRI only increase the amount of serotonin in the synapses, they don't lower dopamine levels. At max dosages, sertraline or zoloft can increase the amount of dopamine in the synapse by blocking the dopamine reuptake transporter. Read more...