Why antidepressants may exacerbate depression and anxiety in some kids
By Linda Marsa
Posted 01.01.2005 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment
An estimated 20 million Americans have at one point or another relied on Prozac or one of its chemical siblings, including Paxil and Zoloft, to ease depression or anxiety. For most adults who take them, the drugs, known collectively as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, work as advertised: Mood improves with increased levels of the brain chemical serotonin.
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