Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Their Effects on Relationship Satisfaction

  title={Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Their Effects on Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Dixie Meyer},
  journal={The Family Journal},
  pages={392 - 397}
This article postulates the impact the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) may have on relationship satisfaction. Three phases are represented in romantic love: attraction, lust, and attachment. Both the use of SSRIs and each of these stages of love affect the brain's neurochemistry. However , relationship satisfaction may be impaired due to the chemical changes induced from ingestion of the SSRI medication. Neurotransmitters influenced by romantic love—dopamine, oxytocin… Expand
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