[Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor(SSRI)].

  title={[Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor(SSRI)].},
  author={Nobutaka Motohashi},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={59 8},
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) are safe antidepressants and now widely used for the treatment of depression. Although there are five SSRIs(citalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline) available in the world, only two(fluvoxamine and paroxetine) are approved in Japan. SSRIs are also used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic disorders, eating disorders and so on. Major side effects of SSRIs are gastrointestinal symptoms(especially nausea… CONTINUE READING