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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Antidepressants are frequently prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression for those with bipolar disorder (manic depression). Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a subclass of antidepressants. Found here are resources and information regarding this class of drugs.
  1. Celexa (6)
  2. Lexapro (8)
  3. Luvox (2)
  4. Paxil (8)
  5. Prozac (5)
  6. Symbyax (2)
  7. Zoloft (3)

SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome: Cause and Effects
Guest author PaulaHOST gives readers a look at the causes and symptoms of SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome, the uncomfortable reaction some people have to cutting down or quitting certain types of medications.

SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome: Tips for Tapering Off
PaulaHOST gives tips for both pill and capsule handling to ease the effects of lowering your dosage or discontinuing a medication when a too-abrupt transition could cause troubling symptoms.

Do SSRI Antidepressants Cause Violence? Not So Fast...
The website SSRI Stories lists thousands of stories it says prove the connection between SSRI antidepressants and violence. I chose random links from their listings and found that in most of those stories, either emphasis was disproportionately placed on the mention of antidepressants, or the connection between these drugs and criminal behavior...

List of SSRIs - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
List of SSRIs - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors - a particular type of antidepressant medications, with links to information about each.

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome
To minimize the symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation, gradual tapering is necessary for all serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) except fluoxetine, which has an extended half-life. Agents with shorter half-lives such as venlafaxine, fluvoxamine, and paroxetine should be tapered gradually.

Some SSRIs May Impair Memory
Some antidepressants may have adverse effects on cognitive skills such as memory and vigilance according to researchers at the Experimental Psychopharmacology Unit, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

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