Serotonin Syndrome

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Serotonin is a chemical produced by the body that enables brain cells and other nervous system cells to communicate with one another.

Too little serotonin in the brain is thought to play a role in depression.

Too much, however, can lead to excessive nerve cell activity, causing a potentially deadly collection of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome.

Serotonin Syndrome Symptoms

Serotonin syndrome symptoms often begin within hours of taking a new medication that affects serotonin levels or excessively increasing the dose of one you are already taking. Symptoms may include: Confusion, Agitation or restlessness, Headache, Loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

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