Study finds that antidepressants quickly change the brain's structure

September 19, 2014 6:26 AM

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Study finds that antidepressants quickly change the brain's structure

A new study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology found that antidepressants work faster than previously thought, despite the fact that it usually takes patients at least two weeks to report any changes in mood.

More than 1 in 10 U.S. adults use SSRIs, which block the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain; commonly prescribed SSRIs include Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, and Paxil. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany used an MRI machine to look at the gray matter of participants who took SSRIs an...

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