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post #16 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 05:05 PM
ShawnHamilton
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Antidepressants are tools to help the brain in the regulation of serotonin. For people who suffer depression or anxiety, their brains often produce too much serotonin, and this imbalance causes the brain to be in a state of constant alarm.
Maybe someone can clarify this for me. I have been operating on the assumption that SSRIs' ability to inhibit the reuptake of serotonin is useful in patients who suffer a deficiency in this brain chemical. If one had a surplus of serotonin they'd presumably feel pretty good. Why inhibit the re-uptake?

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