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Re: Is the LITHIUM causing this?

Posted by SLS on October 1, 2001, at 8:11:46

In reply to Re: Is the LITHIUM causing this? chloe, posted by Sunnely on September 29, 2001, at 17:12:53

> SSRIs by themselves such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, and Celexa have been reported to induce akathisia. The exact mechanism is unclear. It is postulated that the enhanced serotonin effect of SSRIs mediate inhibition of dopamine in the brain leading to EPS such as akathisia.

Hi Sunnely.

By what mechanisms does lithium exert its pro-serotonergic effects?


- Scott




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