Long-Term Side Effects of SSRIs: Sexual Dysfunction and Weight Gain

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with a variety of side effects, many of which are resolved during the first couple of weeks of treatment. Side effects that emerge or persist after 1 month of treatment include sexual dysfunction and weight gain. Although these adverse events are serious, they can be managed successfully if recognized early.

J Clin Psychiatry 2003;64(suppl 18):20-24