SSRIs

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Is Paxil the Best SSRI for Anxiety?

Topics: Antidepressants | Anxiety | Anxiety Disorder | Generalized Anxiety Disorder | Panic Disorder | Pharmaceutical Industry | Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharm Myths | Psychopharmacology | Psychopharmacology Tips | PTSD | Social Anxiety Disorder | SSRIs

Dear Dr. Aiken: Your review of Paxil’s risks in the May issue failed to mention a benefit that’s unique to this drug. Isn’t it the best SSRI for anxiety? Dr. Aiken: Paroxetine’s (Paxil’s) reputation as the anti-anxiety SSRI got off to a running start. It was first launched for panic disorder in 1996, two years before its approval for depres

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Research Update

A New Proposal for SSRI Withdrawal

Topics: Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | SSRIs | Withdrawal

Review of: Horowitz MA and Taylor D, Lancet Psychiatry, March 2019, published online Type of Study: Literature review and clinical guideline Withdrawal problems rank among patients’ top concerns with antidepressants. They include insomnia, flu-like symptoms, irritability, distractibility, and unusual sensory experiences such as “brain zaps.” To

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SSRI withdrawal symptoms

Topics: Pharmacology | Pharmacology Tips | SSRIs | Withdrawal

Withdrawal problems rank among patients’ top concerns with antidepressants. They include insomnia, flu-like symptoms, irritability, distractibility, and unusual sensory experiences such as “brain zaps.” Use this PDF tool to check if the patient is having any SSRI withdrawal symptoms at baseline.

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