selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor


: ssri

Examples of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is different from many common antidepressants, like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, which take longer to yield effects and that many patients can end up taking for a lifetime. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 5 Aug. 2023 Such medications—typically SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which increase serotonin levels in the brain—usually take four to six weeks to begin to work, and two to three months to fully kick in, according to Deligiannidis. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 4 Aug. 2023 The most prescribed medication is a type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 Doctors commonly prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression related to the transition. Jennifer Chesak, Verywell Health, 13 July 2023 But some high-profile research has raised doubts about the science behind selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a class of medications frequently prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. Joseph Bernstein, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2023 Two categories of drugs — antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) — are typically prescribed, and both appear to help to older adults, experts said. Judith Graham, CNN, 6 Mar. 2023 Drugs that increase serotonin availability in the brain, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), make people more cooperative and less willing to harm others when tested during social science experiments examining moral dilemmas and cooperation. Brian Hare, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2020 The most common first-line treatments for depression, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, were introduced nearly a half century ago. Greg Mayes, STAT, 13 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor was in 1987

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“Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

: ssri

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