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"Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives"

by Joseph Glenmullen, M.D.

Prozac Backlash by Joseph Glenmullen

SSRI drugs have been prescribed for over 10 years for everything from depression to anxiety, ADD, and drug addiction.  Family doctors write about 70 percent of prescriptions for the SSRI antidepressants.

One in every ten or 28 million Americans have taken a SSRI such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, or other SSRI.  However, most patients are unaware of the dangers of the SSRI drugs, or that there are safer alternatives.  Dr. Joseph Glenmullen documents many of the long-term side effects associated with the SSRIs and other serotonin boosting drugs.  Some of the side effects include facial and body tics that can be permanent as well as brain damage, sexual dysfunction in 60% of the users, severe withdrawal symptoms including hallucinations, electric shock-like sensations, dizziness, nausea, and anxiety.  With long-term use, the effectiveness of the SSRIs decreases.  Dr. Glenmullen sheds light on the direct link between these drugs and suicide and violence. 

Prozac Backlash contains stories about Dr. Glenmullen's patients and case studies that tell the patients stories.  Dr. Glenmullen documents his research with scientific literature in the safe treatment of depression and gives the reader enlightened information about the various medications.

Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, a psychiatrist who has a private practice and Harvard University sees this trend of antidepressant medications as dangerous. In Prozac Backlash Dr. Glenmullen discusses what depression is and isn't.  He discusses the side effects of the various SSRI and antidepressant drugs both short and the potential long-term problems with continued usage.  Dr. Glenmullen advises of the severe side effects, including uncontrollable facial and body tics that could be severe and permanent brain damage and tics. About 50 percent of patients suffer often-debilitating withdrawal symptoms and about 60 percent end up with sexual dysfunction with the SSRI drugs. Prozac and the other SSRI drugs may render some people homicidal or suicidal, or both.

But there are alternatives. St. John's Wort outsells Prozac outsells 25 to 1 in Germany.  Other considerations include diet, 12 step programs, psychotherapy (talk therapy).  Dr. Glenmullen shows even with severe depression requiring medications when used with other therapies, he was able to discontinue the drugs within a year.  

Dr. Glenmullen reviews many scientific studies, and discusses numerous case studies from his practice.  Medical professionals as well as lay people will find this book very helpful and informative.  The pharmaceutical industry tried unsuccessfully to keep this book off the market due to the nature and damaging detail of this book.  If you are on a SSRI or other antidepressant, it is must reading!

Prozac Backlash (Joseph Glenmullen) $14

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