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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) work to get rid of depression?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)
Antidepressant medication like Prozac (fluoxetine) has an effect on the serotonin system in the brain.
Serotonin is one of many neurotransmitters in the brain that are felt to have an effect on one's mood. Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are six different ssris on the market.

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine)
Antidepressant medication like Prozac (fluoxetine) has an effect on the serotonin system in the brain.
Serotonin is one of many neurotransmitters in the brain that are felt to have an effect on one's mood. Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are six different ssris on the market.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: Increases serotonin
It is a selective serotonin reputable inhibitor however no one knows the actual mechanism of the antidepressants.

In brief: Increases serotonin
It is a selective serotonin reputable inhibitor however no one knows the actual mechanism of the antidepressants.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer. Wishing you the best!
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
In brief: Increases serotonin
There is a chemical in the brain called serotonin that affects mood.
People who don't have enough serotonin may become depressed. Prosac keeps the serotonin from being reabsorbed, so the levels will be higher.

In brief: Increases serotonin
There is a chemical in the brain called serotonin that affects mood.
People who don't have enough serotonin may become depressed. Prosac keeps the serotonin from being reabsorbed, so the levels will be higher.
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