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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) accelerate depression?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)
One old hypothesis was that some severely depressed patients who had thoughts of self-harm & had no energy to carry on the act, when given medication that gave them extra energy fast, that they carried on the act of self-harm before they had the chance to work thru their depression.
Again, this is only hypothetical, since data re. The subject are scarce & not much is written about it.

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)
One old hypothesis was that some severely depressed patients who had thoughts of self-harm & had no energy to carry on the act, when given medication that gave them extra energy fast, that they carried on the act of self-harm before they had the chance to work thru their depression.
Again, this is only hypothetical, since data re. The subject are scarce & not much is written about it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
We are always cautious of worsening depression after starting antidepressants.
But is unclear whether it is due to the medication or progression of the illness, before the medication becomes therapeutic.

In brief: Not likely
We are always cautious of worsening depression after starting antidepressants.
But is unclear whether it is due to the medication or progression of the illness, before the medication becomes therapeutic.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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