Galit Shalom

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Desensitization of 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(1B) autoreceptors is thought to be the mechanism underlying the therapeutic effects of fluoxetine and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors when these are administered chronically. The blockade of 5-HT(1A) autoreceptors occurring on administration of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor together with a(More)
The effects of triiodothyronine (T3) and fluoxetine, administered separately and combined, on behavior of male and female rats in the forced swim test, a procedure for screening antidepressant-like activity, were determined. There were no consistent effects of low doses of fluoxetine (5 mg/kg) or T3 (20 microg/kg), administered daily for 2 weeks. Fluoxetine(More)
The thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) has been used both to augment and accelerate the clinical effects of antidepressants, particularly the tricyclics. More recent work indicates that it may have similar actions with regard to the SSRIs. Two main mechanisms have been put forward to explain its antidepressant actions, (a) an action at the nuclear level(More)
Desensitisation of 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(1B) autoreceptors is thought to be the mechanism underlying the therapeutic effects of fluoxetine and other selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) when these are administered chronically, while blockade of these autoreceptors occurring on administration of an SSRI together with an autoreceptor antagonist is(More)
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