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Serotonin syndrome is a very dangerous neurophysiological condition that is caused by excessively high levels of serotonin. It is usually brought to this dangerous level by the use of excessive amounts of drugs or by an inappropriate combination of drugs. It is therefore inappropriate to combine antidepressants and other agents with similar effects, especially those that act on different bases. For example, the combination of MAOIs and SSRIs is very dangerous!

Acute symptoms of serotonin syndrome include sweating, hot flashes, increased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting. There may also be impaired muscle coordination, convulsions and body tremors. Hallucinations, confusion and loss of consciousness are also common. Serotonin syndrome can be a very serious course in some cases and can even end in death.

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