Prozac Addiction and Prozac Abuse

In this Special Report, Siobahn Morse, the executive director of The National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies, discusses Prozac Addiction and Prozac Abuse.

What is Prozac?

Prozac is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, some eating disorders and panic attacks.

Prozac is used to release the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, including mood swings, irritability, bloating, and breast tenderness.

Prozac Addiction and Prozac Abuse

Prozac Addiction and Prozac Abuse

Prozac is in a class of medications called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, also known as SSRIs.

Prozac works by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.

What is Prozac addiction and abuse?

Long-term anti-depressant use may eventually lead to a serious dependence upon the drug, so serious that one cannot function without it.

This hypothesis is confirmed by the many serious Prozac addiction withdrawal symptoms that may be experienced when a person forgets to take a dose or discontinues use completely.

Though anti-depressants are not likely to be abused, many long-term users develop an anti-depressant tolerance.

What are the side effects of Prozac?

Severe side effects of Prozac include: headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, loss of coordination, fainting, seizures and shallow breathing.

Mild side effects of Prozac include dry mouth, drowsiness, mild nausea, loss of appetite and constipation.

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Prozac?

The withdrawal symptoms of Prozac include: dizziness, nausea, headaches, unpleasant sensations, vomiting, irritability, and nightmares.


Prozac Addiction and Abuse

Prozac Addiction and Abuse



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