If you aren't taking an SSRI yourself, there it's almost certain you know someone who does. Selective Serotoning Reuptake Inhibitors are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of drugs out there.
Is their widespread use earned on the basis of good evidence? It's not clear - let's take a look.
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