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What are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) class of antidepressants?

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SSRIs are commonly prescribed antidepressants. They include Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft. If your depression doesn’t respond well to medication, doctors often add other drugs for combination therapy.

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News release, FDA.

Ian A. Cook, MD, director of the Depression Research Program, University of California Los Angeles.

Dean F. MacKinnon, MD, associate professor, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

MedicineNet, "Antidepressants."

Medscape: “FDA Approvals: Symbyax and Edluar.”

National Institute of Mental Health Web site, "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

Ian A. Cook, MD, director of the Depression Research Program, University of California Los Angeles.

Dean F. MacKinnon, MD, associate professor, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

MedicineNet, "Antidepressants."

Medscape: “FDA Approvals: Symbyax and Edluar.”

National Institute of Mental Health Web site, "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 27, 2019

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