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  • Essay on Prozac

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    Prozac At first it was the cure all people were looking for. Then it became the drug they were afraid to take. Somewhere between these two extremes lies the truth about the drug Flouxetine, better known as Prozac, the most widely prescribed drug on the globe. It is mainly prescribed to patients suffering from clinical depression. It was first brought to the market in 1988 by the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly co. Even though it was originally

  • Prozac Essay

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    Prozac In 1987, Eli Lilly unleashed his new super drug for depression, a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI), fluoxetine, commonly known as Prozac on the world. Since its release, Prozac has been used by more than twenty million people worldwide. At first it was received as the great cure, a drug that achieved huge success in a short time with few side-effects; however, in the last few years many questions and doubts have surfaced. The benefits of Prozac put forth a

  • Prozac Antidepressant

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    Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant .Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder. In 1970 the company Eli Lilly came up with the compound for Prozac. It was first tested as a treatment for high blood pressure, which worked in some animals but not human’s .It was also tested on psychotic patients and people in hospitals with depression by now given the generic name fluoxetine had no obvious benefit, with a number of patients getting worse. Finally

  • Prozac Nation

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    cannot be solved with a chemical pill. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent ” (Wurtzel). Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation suffered from severe depression until she started taking the first rounds of the new pill prozac. “Sometimes it feels like we're all living in a Prozac nation. The United States of Depression. ” (Wurtzel). Overall, time has been good to the mentally ill. The reforms made in research and treatment have proved to be crucial

  • Prozac and Paxil

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    Marketing Anti-Depressants: Prozac and Paxil Introduction: The expiration of Prozac’s patent necessitates swift, defensive action from all companies in the SSRI industry. As generics enter the market, demand for more expensive, branded medications will fall as price sensitive consumers switch to the cheaper alternatives. Additionally, incident prices on consumers themselves, in the form of copayments, will rise as insurance companies pressure their constituents to switch to more cost-effective

  • Prozac - the Wonder Drug

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    The Wonder Drug “One in eight persons needs treatment for depression during his or her lifetime” ( Prozac is claimed as the wonder drug cure for obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bulimia, and panic disorder by fixing the imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Many documented cases have been made about side effects of Prozac and how it has negatively affected many of its users. Doctors need to have more responsibility and stricter guidelines for diagnosis of adolescent

  • What Is Prozac, Celexa?

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    Moving on from the children; adults, age 20 to 59 years of age, are mainly prescribed antidepressants (Carr, Rabkin, and Skinner 32). The drugs often prescribed with this diagnosis are: Prozac, Celexa and several others; each of these comes with severe side effects. The side effects include suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and headaches; generally these medications are a lifetime prescription (Carr, Rabkin, and Skinner 32). Despite the fact regular exercise and talk therapy with various forms

  • Prozac Case Studies

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    used widely and the side effects they cause. Prozac (anti-depressant) This treatment is targeted for individuals who suffer from depression, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorders and panic disorders. Prozac is sometimes used together with another medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa). to treat depression caused by bipolar disorder (manic depression). This combination is also used to treat depression after at least 2 other medications

  • Prozac Nation Essay

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    Running Head: Prozac Nation and Major Depression Disorder Prozac Nation and Major Depression Disorder Raquel H. Sasyn University of Houston Ms. Chastity Farr Clinical Psychology Section - 25673 April 23, 2010 Introduction “Prozac Nation,” is a best-selling memoir written by Elizabeth Wurtzel in 1994. Based on Wurtzel’s stormy childhood and adolescence, Prozac Nation explores many topics such as major depression, family relations, and drug abuse. The story narrates Wurtzel’s life

  • Essay on Prozac: Mania

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    Prozac: Mania "Yeah, I'm on Prozac," I hear quite often, said as if the speaker had just received a new Porsche. I often do catch myself responding with, "I'm on Zoloft isn't modern medicine great?" In a way, this exchange is a way of bonding. In another, more twisted way, it is a way of receiving a stamp of approval from my peers, for antidepressants have become extremely widespread and widely accepted. "Prozac...has entered pop culture...becoming the stuff of cartoons