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Antidepressants work 'by tackling anxiety symptoms rather than depression'


It depends on the density of 5HT1a autoreceptors in the dorsal raphe nuclei ie low density as in adolescents and some adults is thought to produce increased anxiety with SSRIs on initiation. Fancy PET scans can show this but we just dish them out and observe the effect. Patients are in effect guinea pigs.

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20 Sep 2019

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