Epigenetics and Antidepressants

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Here’s a compelling article from Kelly Brogan’s blog site. It’s called Epigenetic Considerations Around Antidepressant Exposure.

In it, she shares some fascinating insights. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

…scientists found that the cortisol response to an acute stressor, the response to intraperitoneal injections of adrenocorticotropic hormone, and exploratory behavior were reduced by fluoxetine – not only in the first generation but in each of the subsequent generations up until the third generation (which was the last one they tested).

Have a look at the complete article for more of her opinions on the matter.

Read the source article at Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD