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Is luvox (fluvoxamine) the only ssri that enhances melatonin therefore making it somewhat 'healthier' than the others which tend to deplete melatonin?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Its a ssri that's been around a while.
No "healthier" than any of the others.

In brief: No

Its a ssri that's been around a while.
No "healthier" than any of the others.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: That means it helps

with insomnia.
“It has been suggested that the beneficial effects of fluvoxamine on sleep may be related to its inhibitory effect on melatonin degradation; this effect has not been observed with other SSRIs (85, 86).” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448696/

In brief: That means it helps

with insomnia.
“It has been suggested that the beneficial effects of fluvoxamine on sleep may be related to its inhibitory effect on melatonin degradation; this effect has not been observed with other SSRIs (85, 86).” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448696/
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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