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An SSRI such as Prozac or Zoloft is the most common type of antidepressant.
  selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor: an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
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Prozac SSRI Zoloft SSRIs
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Brand variations include Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil.
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  • An SSRI such as Prozac or Zoloft is the most common type of antidepressant.
  • Prozac or-I’m not depressed.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Every hour or two he would fumble through the drug bag, squinting at the labels, and shake out tablets of Dexedrine and Prozac and deprenyl.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Get out the Prozac.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland

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  • Maybe he needs some Prozac or something.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • It says that once you catch a criminal you can try to help him get better — give him Prozac, put him in therapy, try to rehabilitate him — but there is very little you can do to prevent crime from happening in the first place.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • And, to fight my depression, Prozac.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • The therapist recommended Zoloft for bipolar and Ritalin for the ADD.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Now he has been assigned a new psychiatrist who has prescribed Dexedrine for his ADD and Zoloft for his manic depression, which his other therapist also diagnosed him with.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Half the women are on Prozac.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • Interestingly, Zoloft and Prozac — the serotonin drugs — don’t seem to help smokers to quit.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Interestingly, Zoloft and Prozac — the serotonin drugs — don’t seem to help smokers to quit.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Drugs like Zoloft and Prozac work because they prompt the brain to produce more serotonin: they compensate, in other words, for the deficit of serotonin that some depressed people suffer from.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Drugs like Zoloft and Prozac work because they prompt the brain to produce more serotonin: they compensate, in other words, for the deficit of serotonin that some depressed people suffer from.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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Associated words [difficulty]:   SSRIs [7] , serotonin [7] , dopamine [8] , neurotransmitter [8]
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