J.Adderton has 27 years experience as a BSN, MSN .
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Since the first selective serotonin uptake inhibitor, Prozac, was introduced in 1988, there has been a sharp rise in the use of antidepressants. Today, there are many antidepressants on the market and may be contributing to an increased incidence of serotonin syndrome. The condition is rare but the symptoms can require immediate medical intervention.