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How antidepressants can make men last longer

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Egyptian researchers have found more evidence that antidepressants could be used to treat premature ejaculation in men.

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Low levels of serotonin have been linked to depression, anxiety and premature ejaculation.

The study, published in the journal Human Andrology, found that patients taking sertraline — a widely prescribed drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor — performed for four times longer than those not taking the drug.

The antidepressant works by boosting levels of the chemical serotonin, which balances mood and happiness, in the brain.

Low levels of serotonin have been linked to depression, anxiety and premature ejaculation.

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