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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 17, 2010

Despite having been used for over 30 years, the pharmacological action of antidepressants such as Prozac has remained obscure.

European research published this week sheds new light on the mechanisms of action of these drugs.

In particular, the researchers have revealed, for the first time, a sequence of reactions caused by Prozac at the neuron level, which contributes to an increase in the amounts of serotonin, a chemical “messenger” essential to the brain, and deficient in depressive individuals.

Details of this work are published in the journal Science.

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/09/17/researchers-learn-how-prozac-works/18336.html



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