Discussion Questions

1. Why might men not be diagnosed with depression as frequently as women?

2. Compare the techniques that researchers use to investigate the efficacy of antidepressants in animals.

3. Compare the symptoms of serotonin syndrome and serotonin discontinuation syndrome.

4. What factors might account for the significant amount of time necessary for antidepressants to have their effects?

5. Discuss how pharmacogenetic factors might influence an individual’s response to an antidepressant drug.