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do SSRIs lower the levels of dopamine? or why do they give you the feeling of being emotionless and sleepy?

do SSRIs lower the levels of dopamine? or why do they give you the feeling of being emotionless and sleepy?

Although people say the SSRIs help them With Anxiety/Panic Attacks And Severe Depression, a lot of people complain that they loose sex drive, motivation, emotions, they become apathetic, they feel sleepy and without energy….

Q: so this is my question, is there any link between SSRIs and dopamine or other neurotransmitters?
i’ve read someone SSRIs lower dopamine levels, is this RIGHT?

additional Question: what should be the effect of having for longer time more Serotonin between neurons(i mean the effect of the serotonin reuptake inhibiting)?

SSRIs works by reuptake inhibition- leaving more serotonin in the synapse. It has been raised that this also implies lowering dopamine.

Many patients report typical “dopamine” side-effects with longterm chronic use of SSRIs. Apathy, anhedonia, hyperprolactinemia, extrapyramidal Symptoms, sexual and cognitive dysfunction, galactorrhea, mammary hypertrophy, and gynecomastia.

Studies do show that SSRI effect dopamine. SSRI “hijack” dopamine signaling as well launching serotonin signals causing the brain to produce less dopamine.

The second thing to consider is that because SSRIs work to increase synaptic levels of serotonin, this means that where 5-HT terminals interact with dopamine terminals, directly or indirectly via GABAergic interneurons, as they do the frontal cortex for example, SSRIs have an indirect effect on dopaminergic transmission, where they are thought to increase dopamine release.

The third and final point to remember is that dopamine terminals wont just be receiving 5-HT or GABA input – they will be under the influence of other neurotransmitter systems, from lots of different areas of the brain – which makes their firing very tightly buffered against changes in serotonin caused by SSRIs. This is why there is a lot of conflicting evidence on how dopaminergic transmission may be altered via manipulations to the serotonergic system.

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