Choosing the Best SSRI

There are now five prescription drugs in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) approved in the United States for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa, anxiety, panic disorder and other medical conditions such as PMS. This raises the question: Does any member of the class provide better symptom relief or reduce serious or long-lasting side effects in treating these conditions?

Learn how to choose the best SSRI, and how your doctors make those choices for you.

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Submitted by: Jane Framingham, Ph.D.
Submitted on: 2-Jan-2002