Saturday, October 28, 2006

First Sperm Count, Now...

Does Prozac cause aggression? Research addressed this question in hamsters and below is a teaser of what they found...

"When hamsters tussle, the altercation might be one animal's attempt to establish social dominance over the other. Or, maybe it's the Prozac.

A new study indicates adolescent hamsters become more aggressive after receiving low doses of fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac. Researchers say the findings could shed light on reported increases in aggression among young people who take antidepressants..."

Granted, this was done on hamsters, not humans. Nonetheless, it's worth reading.

Full story here at Seed Magazine (article by Meryl Rothstein).

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