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How does Saphris work exactly?
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ria65 posted:
I've been on AD meds for many years and I'm now also taking Saphris in addition to Paxil. How exactly does this mood stabilizer work? I understand how AD meds inhibit the re-uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, but how does Saphris work? I'm curious because the packaging says it's intended for bi-polar or schitzophrenia symptoms, but it works great on my depression. Don't worry about getting too technical because I'm well informed on the chemical and biological points of depression. Thanks!
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