Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Market – Latest trends in Pharmaceutical Industry; Market Forecasts by 2024

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) elevate the extracellular level of neurotransmitters known as serotonin by inhibiting its uptake in presynaptic cells. Therefore, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are widely used as medication for the treatment of severe or persistent depression. In addition, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are also used in combination with therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

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Furthermore, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are also used for mental conditions such as panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe phobias, including social phobia and agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In addition, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are also used for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, premature ejaculation, irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors include, low *** drive, dizziness, sickness, anxiety, erectile dysfunction in male population and blurred vision.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the fourth leading cause of deaths and by 2020; it is expected to be the second leading cause of deaths worldwide. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM), part of National Institute of Health (NIH) of the U.S., in 2012, around 16 million adults above 18 years of age had at least one major depressive episode in the past year in the U.S. Risk of depression is twice in women population.

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According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the lifetime prevalence for female population is 20% to 26%. While life time prevalence of depression for male population is 8% to 12%. According to the article published by the British Psychology Society in June 2013, finding from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) states that approximately one fifth of the overall adult population experience depression. Thus, perpetually rising prevalence depression worldwide is the major factor driving the growth of the global selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) market.

Geographically, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Presently, Europe and North America are dominating the global selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) market. Factors such as, divorce, unemployment, work pressure, and higher life expectations are resulting in higher rate of depression cases.