Could These Drugs Save Your Relationship?

February 14, 2020

(Vox) – In fact, drugs we ingest today for more prosaic purposes, like serotonin boosters used as antidepressants, are already shaping our relationships through their effects on our brains and bodies. You probably know about the risk of a dampened libido that can come with these drugs. But did you know that messing with serotonin levels can also make some people less able to care about their partner’s feelings? Maybe they should put that on the label. Of course, antidepressants can be good for some relationships, too. The point is that we should be researching these interpersonal effects, carefully and systematically, not dousing ourselves with medicinal molecules and hoping for the best.