selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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Recent Examples on the Web Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, and it’s typically prescribed for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Esther Landhuis, Wired, "How a Medication for OCD Ended Up in a Covid-19 Trial," 19 Nov. 2020 My doctor prescribed Celexa, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, for anxiety. Health.com, "This Woman Was Bitten by a Tick in 2007—and She's Still Dealing With Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms," 28 May 2020 Doctors may suggest a long-term medication to manage their condition, often selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (often referred to as SSRIs), Dr. Samuel says. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "How to Help Someone Struggling With Anxiety," 23 Apr. 2020 The most common antidepressants, S.S.R.I’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), can flatten emotions. Maureen Stanton, Longreads, "Through a Glass, Tearfully," 17 Jan. 2020 Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may help with irritability, agitation and apathy. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Lifestyle changes may combat a dementia that strikes people in their 40s and 50s," 8 Jan. 2020 The first-line treatment for PMDD is often antidepressants, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Tara Mandarano, Washington Post, "More than PMS: How premenstrual dysphoric disorder affects my parenting," 27 Sep. 2019 Most depression drugs, including Prozac, are part of a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Washington Post, "How Ketamine Opens a New Era for Depression Treatment," 14 June 2019 The main group of such medications is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, commonly known as antidepressants. Arash Javanbakht, The Conversation, "Where is my Xanax Rx? Why your doctor may be concerned about prescribing benzodiazepines," 18 Oct. 2019

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“Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selective%20serotonin%20reuptake%20inhibitor. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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