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Old 12-27-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Difference between SSRI and SNRI

Can someone explain the difference between the SSRI antidepressants and the SNRI? I've read the medical explanation, but I was wondering if anyone can give it to me in plain english-so to speak. If they are both antidepressants, how is it decided which one is needed? Thanks for any help.

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Old 12-27-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: Difference between SSRI and SNRI

to my limited knowledge they effect different chemicals in the brain

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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Re: Difference between SSRI and SNRI

SNRI efffects norepinephrine and SSRI just serotonin...I believe. Cymbalta and effexor and wellbutrin are th SNRIs.

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