Paxil is an antidepressant sometimes used to help those with anxiety. HealthCentral expert Marcia Purse recently wrote a post explaining about this medication and I thought it may be useful to some of our members on the AnxietyConnection site:
Medications for Bipolar - Paxil (Paroxetine)
Generic Name: PAROXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (pair-OX-eh-teen) Paxil Oral Uses
Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
(SSRI) used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder
(OCD), anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a severe form of
premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
SSRIs work by helping to restore the balance of certain
natural substances in the brain (neurotransmitters such as serotonin).
Paroxetine may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may
help restore your interest in daily living. It may decrease
anxiety/unreasonable fears, persistent/troubling thoughts (obsessions), and
unwanted urges that keep returning (compulsions). It may decrease the number
and severity of panic attacks. Paroxetine may lessen premenstrual symptoms such
as irritability, increased appetite, and depression.
How To Use Paxil Oral
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There are a number of different medications that are currently used to treat anxiety disorders. Antidepressants, although originally intended to treat depression, have been found to be effective in relieving symptoms of anxiety. Medication does not “cure” anxiety. While some people may not feel relief from anxiety symptoms and some may not be able to tolerate side effects, the majority of people do find relief from the debilitating impact of anxiety in their lives. There are a number of antidepressant medications on the market today used to treat different types of anxiety: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Clomipramine (Anafranil) • Fluoxetine (Prozac) • Fluvoamine (Luvox) • Paroxetine (Paxil) • Sertaline (Zoloft) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) • Paroxetine (Paxil) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Paroxetine (P...
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