SSRIs may reduce problem drinking -- APA substance abuse practice guideline.
SSRIs MAY REDUCE PROBLEM DRINKING, APA GUIDELINE SUGGESTS, citing preliminary data. The guideline, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, notes that the use of SSRIs in alcohol dependency is being studied. "Preliminary data indicate that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may significantly reduce problem drinking in nondepressed social drinkers and in those with alcohol abuse or dependence," the American Psychiatric Association document states.
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