There’s a ton of different SSRI’s (Cipralex, Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, etc) and it’s widely known that people tend to respond better to one SSRI over another.
What confuses me is that SSRI’s all do the same thing on a physiological level, right? They all prevent the re-uptake of serotonin. Therefore, my understanding is they all work by increasing the person’s serotonin levels. So what makes some people respond better to one SSRI over another if they all do the exact same thing to your brain?
I understand why an SSRI might work better for somebody than a SNRI or MAOI, and it’s because they function differently and target different neurotransmitters. But why would one SSRI help somebody over another SSRI?
Help it make sense