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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression -

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): find out how these antidepressants work and about side effects and interactions with other medicines.

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SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) antidepressants - BluePages

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter made by the cells in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals used by brain cells to connect and communicate with each other. SSRI antidepressants slow the rate that the brain breaks down serotonin. This in turn causes an increase in serotonin activity in the brain. This has been shown to improve symptoms of depression.

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Antidepressants - BluePages

Antidepressants are drugs designed to treat depression. They can only be prescribed by a doctor. There are several different classes of antidepressants. The main ones are the tricyclics, the monoamine oxidase inhibitors ('MAOIs' for short), the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ('SSRIs'), the serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors ('SNRIs'), and the reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A ('RIMAs'). Each of these general classes includes a number of different drugs. The tricyclics and the MAOIs are older classes of antidepressants, with the MAOIs seldom used these days. The SSRIs, SNRIs and RIMAs have been developed more recently and have come increasingly prescribed.

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Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression -

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can be useful in treating depression but have the potential for serious side effects and interactions with other medicines.

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Tricyclic antidepressants -

Tricyclic antidepressants can treat depression, anxiety disorders and chronic pain. Find out about their side effects and how they work.

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Flushing - ACD

Flushing is a term used to describe transient and episodic reddening of the skin. It occurs most commonly on the face and neck but less conspicuous changes may occur over the entire body.

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Chemmart Rizatriptan Orally disintegrating tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Social anxiety disorder -

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) causes people to feel anxious at the prospect of everyday social interactions and causes symptoms such as trembling and sweating.

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Antidepressant Medication

There is a lot of misinformation about antidepressant medication and there is no simple explanation as to how it works. Medication can be important in the treatment of moderate to severe depression and in some anxiety conditions.

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