2. Antianxiety Medications
Anxiolytics or antianxiety medications are another group of drugs that may increase your chances of developing serotonin syndrome. Serotonin also works as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. This means that serotonin suppresses brain activity and reduces the firing of neurons. This is a very important benefit for those who suffer from anxiety, as anxiety is often characterized by an overabundance of brain activity as the person thinks about all the things that could go wrong etc.
With anti-anxiety medication, substances like serotonin and GABA are often increased, in order to shut down the brain and put the individual into a calmer state. However, this may lead to grogginess as well as other health issues. Those who suffer from anxiety and take medication for it and begin to feel the symptoms of serotonin syndrome should discuss their symptoms with their doctor in order to find a medication that will work better for their condition.