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Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story...

Posted by linkadge on April 19, 2009, at 16:00:32

In reply to Re: Effects of long term SSRI use... My Story... newquestions, posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on April 19, 2009, at 14:12:38

New research is also showing that SSRI use among adolecents may actually increase depressive behavior in adulthood.

In mice they can acutally induce a model of adult depression by feeding young mice clomipramine or other SSRI drugs. They found that in mice, it leads to a rewiring of conections from the prefrontal cortex to the limbic system.

If the same is true in humans, it may mean we need to rethink the use of SSRI drugs in adolecent depression, especially for extended periods of time.

So when somebody comes on this board and says that they feel that their brain has been permanently altered by medications, why is that so hard for us to digest? From what I have seen, there are a lot of 20 somethings (like myself) who say they were put on SSRI drugs in adolecence and who are only having more problems now. I thinkg its totally possible that the exposure to drugs during that critical period of neural development has lead to some potentially permanat brain changes.

Oh no, my precious prozac would never do anything like that.





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