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6 Somewhat Depressing Facts about Antidepressants


2. They Can Lower Libido

Antidepressants can help take away the crushing “lows” of your moods, but can also end up taking away some of the highs, including negatively affecting your healthy libido.

The classification of antidepressants known as SSRIs—Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors—has been documented to decrease libido. The reason is that SSRIs can lower dopamine, which is responsible for your brain’s reward and pleasure responses. The positive is that SSRIs can help men with premature ejaculation issues.

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