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Re: SSRIs worsening Social Phobia?

Posted by linkadge on July 18, 2005, at 6:36:14

In reply to Re: SSRIs worsening Social Phobia? so, posted by smith562 on July 18, 2005, at 4:49:24

It is fully concivable that SSRI's alter the way that human interaction transpires.

For starters, they lower dopamine, a chemical inticately involved in socaial interaction, secondarily, they potently activate the 5-ht2a and 5-ht3 receptors, which are bad news for people with social anxiety. Activating the 5-ht2c receptor can also make people socally agressive.

It's not that I don't think that certain socialphobes could use a little tweeking, but rather that SSRI's are just plain MESSY.


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