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Will taking Prozac (fluoxetine) change my brain forever?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
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In brief: Maybe

It is thought that it is the resultant response of the brain to increased serotonin levels (and not simply increased serotonin alone) that leads to improvement.
Examples include changes in number of eceptors or increased number of dendrites. These positive changes may remain after the medication is stopped. If your brain was not changed from a depressed state, you'd remain depressed.

In brief: Maybe

It is thought that it is the resultant response of the brain to increased serotonin levels (and not simply increased serotonin alone) that leads to improvement.
Examples include changes in number of eceptors or increased number of dendrites. These positive changes may remain after the medication is stopped. If your brain was not changed from a depressed state, you'd remain depressed.
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Taking antidepressants, such a prozac, (fluoxetine) does not change your brain, .

In brief: No

Taking antidepressants, such a prozac, (fluoxetine) does not change your brain, .
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