According to the Scientific American, taking antidepressants increases extroversion and decreases neuroticism in depressed individuals. These effects on personality are separate from those on depression meaning this was a side effect.
Not really sure how they separated it but that’s kind of interesting might have something to do with the extra dopamine and or serotonin. I’m sure there are rat studies on this!

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About depressionica

Young sciency/arsty/etc girl who is highly interested in her own problem, depression and mental illness. She takes the scientific approach and is constantly reading new research and self-help books.

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  1. glenn2point0 says:

    Antidepressants trigger my mania/psychosis. They were wrongly prescribed when I was wrongly diagnosed neurotic rather than the correctly, psychotic.

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