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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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 17th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2000)
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Jo
May 01, 2009 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"the medication may have lifted the depression, but instead of allowing me to connect with the world it has surrounded me in another kind of fog. Most of the time, I am simply numb. Everything feels flat, as if I'm living in some uninflected world without substance, depth, or meaning...It's as though a valve inside of me has been turned almost shut, reducing my emotions to a slow trickle, where they once burst forth in a powerful flood." (85).
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Ed David
Mar 04, 2007 Ed David rated it it was amazing
This is a good starting point when a friend/loved one is about to go on some kind of anti-depressant. A stark warning against casual acceptance of these medicines.
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I wish I would have read this before I had taken Prozac for 15 years (about 13 years longer than absolutely necessary).
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I read this book while in college as an aspiring psychology major. I was learning about the pros and cons of medication but this book really opened my eyes. This book is very informative and one I've recommended to many of my friends and coworkers.
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I wanted to hear the author's take on the topic, and I learned a lot, however, I still- on most accounts- entirely disagree with his opinions. A very interesting read.
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One of those books you read, but you don't ever really talk about. I mean who isn't on anti-depressants. Exactly the point.
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“Psychotherapy consists of deciphering the code and bringing the flag, or symptoms, down in the process. By contrast, medications only suppress symptoms. They are like crutches or Band-Aids. By themselves, they are never a cure. As such, they should be used only as adjuncts to the real healing, aids used to buy time and protect the healing process. Since medications entail risks and dangers, they should be used only when truly necessary. The least invasive medication should always be chosen, and even then, medication should be used judiciously.” 0 likes
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