SSRI

SSRI

Abstract shape of bone structure

One of the side effects of using antidepressant medications of the SSRI class (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may be an increased risk of bone loss and fractures.

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Newly Discovered Brain Circuit

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter whose levels are boosted by certain antidepressant medications, is best known for its role in regulating mood in a positive way.

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In a study of mice, researchers have found that the positioning of brain cells is affected by early-life impairment of the system that regulates serotonin — a key brain chemical targeted by antidepressants and known to regulate mood.

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