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Years of Prozac Alter Lipids in Young Monkeys’ Brains: Study
Long-term administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine was tied to decreased concentrations of about 100 different brain lipids in adolescent macaques, hinting at a potential mechanism underlying the drug’s rare but severe side effects.
Years of Prozac Alter Lipids in Young Monkeys’ Brains: Study
Years of Prozac Alter Lipids in Young Monkeys’ Brains: Study

Long-term administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine was tied to decreased concentrations of about 100 different brain lipids in adolescent macaques, hinting at a potential mechanism underlying the drug’s rare but severe side effects.

Long-term administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine was tied to decreased concentrations of about 100 different brain lipids in adolescent macaques, hinting at a potential mechanism underlying the drug’s rare but severe side effects.

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MRI data suggest prenatal exposure to the medication increases the volume of brain regions vital to processing emotions.
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