Paxil Medication: Miracle
Drug or Masked Marauder?
Paxil Medication: Why is
this medication prescribed?
medication has been found to relieve a variety of emotional problems. Physicians frequently
prescribe the Paxil medication for serious depressions which interfere with an
individual's ability to function. Serious depression's frequently include change
in appetite and sleep patterns, persistent low mood, loss of interest in people
and activities, decreased sex drive, feelings of guilt or worthlessness,
suicidal thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and thinking which may slow down.
Paxil medication has also been found to be effective in the treatment of
obsessive compulsive disorder, which is a disease marked by unwanted, but
stubborn, persistent thoughts or unreasonable rituals you feel compelled to
addition the Paxil medication is prescribed for panic disorder, a crippling
emotional problem characterized by sudden panic attacks of at least four of the
following symptoms: palpitations, sweating, shaking, and numbness, chills or hot
flashes, shortness of breath, a feeling of choking, chest pain, nausea or
abdominal distress, dizziness or faintness, feelings of unreality or detachment,
and a fear of losing control, or of dying.
medication is also prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder, a disease which
includes excess anxiety and worries that persists for at least six months and
can't be easily controlled. Generalized anxiety disorder is usually accompanied
by at least three of the following symptoms: restlessness or feeling keyed-up or
on-edge, a tendency to tire easily, difficulty concentrating or spells when the
mind goes blank, irritability, muscle tension or sleep disturbance.
can also be the treatment of choice for social anxiety disorder
(commonly known as social phobia), a condition of marked shyness and fears of
humiliation so intense that they interfere with an individual's work and/or
Finally, the Paxil medication is also prescribed to manage post traumatic stress
disorder, which is a crippling disorder which sometimes develops as a result of
being the victim of or experiencing a violent and/or traumatic encounter.
Symptoms are very stubborn and frequently do not go away easily, and may be
triggered at any time. Symptoms of this disorder include unwanted memories and
dreams, intense distress when confronted with reminders of the event, a general
numbing of interesting and enjoyment, jumpiness, irritability, poor sleep, and
loss of concentration.
medication is from the group of medications referred to as selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitors (SSRIís). SSRIís are very popular medications due to their high level
of effectiveness and limited severity of side effects.
By Paul Susic MA Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
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