SSRI antidepressants, or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, include drugs like Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Effexor, Prozac, Pristiq and Zoloft. All of these drugs are designed to help combat clinical depression in adults and for years have been among the most commonly prescribed drugs – and the most profitable – in the world. But in recent years they have also been among the most controversial due in large part to the mounting evidence that drug manufacturers actually concealed studies concerning their negative effects on different groups of the population. As a result of this, and because of the medical issues that they caused, these drugs are probably the target of the most well-known and one of the largest class action lawsuit movements in history.
While the makers of the SSRI antidepressants did indeed report their various findings to the FDA, a number of issues were left out of those reports. Possible dangerous symptoms and side effects of SSRIs include:
SSRI antidepressants are prescribed to patients suffering from a wide range of different mental conditions. These include depression, anxiety, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, eating disorders, nervous disorders, and even insomnia. They work by inhibiting compounds in the brain that reduce serotonin levels. In other words, they actually trigger an increase in the level of serotonin in the brain. This can help to overcome many of the more common mental and emotional problems facing people today, and the drugs have been marketed as safe for almost anyone. Unfortunately, it turns out that this wasn't quite true and that they carry a number of hidden dangers.