This chat is on tonight on the following ABC news site.
Join Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, clinical instructor in psychiatry at
Harvard Medical School, and author of Prozac Backlash:
Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other
Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives, for a chat about
this withdrawal phenomenon at 6 p.m. ET.
Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Psychiatrist and Author of
Prozac Backlash: Prozac and other serotonin boosters are
among the top 10 best-selling drugs in this country. They are
medications to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive
conditions and panic disorders.
But some doctors and psychiatrists charge that many doctors
are prescribing these drugs to patients with much less severe
versions of these psychiatric illnesses — without warning them
of the side effects that can occur when they stop the
When these individuals, who did not necessarily need to be on
the drug on a long-term basis, try to stop taking the drugs
because they are feeling better, up to 80 percent may start
experiencing some withdrawal effects, such as sadness and
dizziness. Fearing a return to the condition that put them on the
drug to begin with, they continue taking the pill.
F E A T U R E D B O O K
Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft,
Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives.
by Joseph Glenmullen, M.D.
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