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Re: 5-HT2 What is it?

Posted by J.T. on June 16, 1999, at 11:08:20

In reply to 5-HT2 What is it?, posted by Cindy on June 16, 1999, at 6:34:08

> Cindy,
5HT2 are receptors in the brain that respond to serotonin to produce an antidepressant effect. When you take an antidepressant SSRI such as prozac or paxil or zoloft. You are not only blocking the reuptake of serotonin in the 5HT2 receptors but other serotonin receptors as well. That is part of the reason for all those side effects of the drugs. There are many serotonin receptors in the body and some do not even help with mood. By the way I've heard that celexa is a new antidepressant that only binds to 5HT2 receptors therefore making it "cleaner".




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