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I have always been doubtful that "low" serotonin causes depression. I do, however, believe low serotonin causes anxiety. For one, SSRIs work better for anxiety disorders, which are more chronic than depression. As someone with OCD, I have noticed that SSRIs do help with anxiety, but flatten mood and increase sleepiness, which is.....DEPRESSING. I have been on SSRIs for 15 years, and have not slept normally since starting them. Problem is, when I stop or switch, the anxiety comes roaring back. I LOATHE these drugs but am now dependent on them....


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