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Crabs drugged with Prozac turn risk takers

Researchers in the US were studying a group of crabs whose habitats had been polluted with prozac through water runoff, rather than seeing if it helped them to be happier, the researchers saw that these crabs started behaving badly, or at least started to take deadly risks. As an example, these researchers have found that the Bay Shore Crab stops hiding from its predators when influenced by low amounts of fluoxetine hydrochloride. They also seem to become more violent and fight with nearby crabs.

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