New research shows antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture

September 19, 2014 2:09 AM

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New research shows antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture

A team of German researchers found changes in brain architecture only hours after a single dose of any of the common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs.

Who would have guessed that a single dose of an antidepressant could alter the functional arrangement of the brain within a few short hours, considering that patients who take these drugs do not experience their effects until several weeks after beginning their use? Turns out that this is exactly wh...

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