SSRIs and Alcoholic Craving

New onset alcohol dependence linked to treatment with SSRIs From PubMed:

“The serotonin transporter gene has been linked to excessive drinking, early-onset problem drinking, alcohol dependence, anxiety and impulsiveness. While the evidence for antidepressant use appears consistent in alleviating depressive symptoms in patients with comorbid alcohol dependence and depression, some groups of patients may show an increase in alcohol consumption.”

More information can be found via the following links:

Ninety-three cases of alcohol dependence following SSRI treatment via ResearchGate

Driven to Drink – Antidepressants and Craving for Alcohol via