Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants With Safe, Effective AlternativesBook - 2000
Roughly 28 million Americans -- one in every ten -- have taken Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil or a similar antidepressant, yet very few patients are aware of the dangers of these drugs, nor are they aware that better, safer alternatives exist. Now Harvard Medical School's Dr. Joseph Glenmullen documents the ominous long-term side effects associated with these and other serotonin-boosting medications. These side effects include neurological disorders, such as disfiguring facial and whole-body tics that can indicate brain damage; sexual dysfunction in up to 60 percent of users; debilitating withdrawal symptoms, including visual hallucinations, electric shock-like sensations in the brain, dizziness, nausea, and anxiety; and a decrease of antidepressant effectiveness in about 35 percent of long-term users. In addition, Dr. Glenmullen's research and riveting case studies shed shocking new light on the direct link between these drugs and suicide and violence.
"Prozac Backlash" provides authoritative,balanced information on the efficacy of these drugs, explaining how they react chemically in the body, when they should and should not be prescr
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.
Branch Call Number: QV 126 G558 2000
Characteristics: 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.