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Is GABA safe with an SSRI?

I am currently on 5 mg Lexapro (having lowered the dosage from a whopping 30 mg over a period of about six months). I am interested in trying either GABA or Picamilon (GABA/Niacin) to see if it may alleviate anxiety/depression. However, I have heard conflicting reports concerning its safety; some have said that GABA acts as an MAOI and thus cannot be combined with an SSRI. Is this true?

Thank you.
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