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What are the long-term effects of combining antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs?

Most antidepressants work by increasing the amount of serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine absorbed by the neurotransmitters in the brain, says the National Institute of Mental Health. Since these drugs change the chemical composition of the brain, they carry the risk of slowing down the central nervous system.

Sources: nimh.nih.gov, drugs.com, nhs.uk

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