How Do SSRIs Work and Why Do SSRIs Take So Long To Work

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How Do SSRIs Work and Why Do SSRIs Take So Long To Work

This video reviews the mechanism of action of SSRIs and explains why it takes 4-6 weeks to have a therapeutic effect

SSRIs are anti-depressant medications that include: Zoloft (sertraline), Lexapro (escitalopram), and Celexa (citalopram), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Prozac (fluoxetine), and Paxil (paroxetine),

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0:00 Intro, And it keeps coming
0:10 SSRI Intro
0:18 What Happens At the Neuron Level With SSRIs
0:36 SERT sucks (like a vacuum)
0:51 SSRIs block SERT
2:23 A Few Moments Later.....
2:42 5HT1A Receptors Down-Regulate
3:13 4-6 Weeks Later.....
3:23 Serotonin Releases!
4:13 Humble Closing Remarks
5:50 Outro

DO NOT make any medical decisions based on this video, speak with a medical professional.

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