Prozac Backlash

Prozac Backlash

Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants With Safe, Effective Alternatives

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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.
ISBN: 9780684860015
9780743200622
0743200624
0684860015
Branch Call Number: QV 126 G558 2000
Characteristics: 383 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

I wanted to hear the author's take on the topic, and I learned a lot, however, I still- on most accounts- disagree with his opinions. A very interesting read.

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