selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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Definition of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor 

: ssri

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Docs often turn to antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to target anxiety and panic symptoms, says Dr. Potter. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is There a Difference Between an Anxiety Attack and a Panic Attack?," 12 Sep. 2018 And some of the risks attributed to the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI, are similar to those found in children exposed to their mother’s psychiatric illness. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, "Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication," 3 Nov. 2018 This includes some anti-seizure medications, asthma drugs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, the most commonly prescribed kind of antidepressant), and more. Alison Goldman, SELF, "7 Possible Reasons Your Hands Are Shaking," 21 May 2018 Escitalopram is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which increase your levels of serotonin to help maintain mental balance. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Why I Don’t Regret Taking Medication to Cope With My Depression," 17 May 2018 Some of the infants’ mothers had depression, and were being treated with anti-depressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), while others with depression were not treated. Alice Park, Time, "Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Lead to Fetal Brain Changes," 9 Apr. 2018 Flash forward to today, and there are now several types of antidepressants available, from the earliest tricyclics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors to the ubiquitous modern-day selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Dean Burnett, The Cut, "Thinking Beyond the ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Theory of Depression," 11 Jan. 2018 Among those given medication, anxiety symptoms declined the most and remission was most likely with antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Linda Searing, Washington Post, "For excessively anxious youths, the success of treatment options varies," 4 Sep. 2017 That meant drugs such as Prozac, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), provided little benefit. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Genetic test helps pick the right drugs for mental health," 25 Oct. 2017

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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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: ssri

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