Chapter 4
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Antidepressants: SSRIs

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are one of the newer groups of antidepressants. SSRIs are often used to treat depression and other disorders in children. SSRIs are popular because they are safer than some of the older antidepressants if overdose occurs.


Examples are:

  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)