Single Dose of SSRIs Enough to Change Brain Structure

September 19, 2014 7:13 AM

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Single Dose of SSRIs Enough to Change Brain Structure

Serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs are some of the most prescribed medication for depression treatment. A new study reveals that a single dose of SSRIs such as Prozac or Celexa results in changes in the brain structure within a few hours.

Depression affects as many as 6.7 percent of U.S adults each year. SSRIs are, by far, the most studied and most prescribed medication for depression. According to researchers at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, these drugs work almost instantly to reconnect brain areas.

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