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The Effects Antidepressants Have On Women

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The most popularly prescribed depression medication are SSRIs, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. These SSRIs may have some negative effects in women, however. According to psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, and author Julie Holland, SSRI antidepressants make it more difficult for women to climax, cry, empathize, feel sensitivity, feel passion, and more emotionally driven traits. Holland says that she has had patients who described being in a scenario in which they know they would normally cry, but simply cannot.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The most popularly prescribed antidepressants are SSRIs. 00:00

  2. In women, antidepressants may make it harder to climax, cry, and empathize. 00:12

  3. More women may be taking SSRI antidepressants that help people keep moving forward and not get distracted by emotion. 02:36

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