SSRI antidepressants involve dopamine as well as serotonin signaling

Antidepressants (SSRIs) increase Serotonin levels and decrease dopamine levels.This is the opposite chemistry of someone who is in love.

Researchers have discovered that antidepressant drugs such as Prozac not only affect levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, but also “hijack” dopamine signaling as well–causing it to launch serotonin signals. Their findings offer new insight into how Prozac and other “selective serotonin uptake inhibitors” (SSRIs) work and how they might cause problems in … Read moreSSRI antidepressants involve dopamine as well as serotonin signaling