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Mitch Valburg wrote: > At 09:30 AM 1/2/00 -0800, you wrote: > >Paxil is a drug usually given for anxiety attacts, or panic attacks. > >Helps you feel good. Has some nasty side effects. > > > > > > Jerry, with all due respect, while this is true for some, for others it is > not. I think you do a disservice to people who may be helped by this > medication by simplistically and unequivocally making such a negative > statement. > > BTW, Paxil is an anti-depressant of the same class as Prozac (SSRI), and > prescribed more often for depression than anxiety disorders. For anxiety > disorders, it doesn't "help...you feel good" so much as it helps you not feel > overwhelmed by anxiety. There's a difference. > > I apologize for posting this on-list rather than off, but I deal on a weekly > basis with people who have developed self-defeating fear of a medication based > on hyperbolic and often incorrect word of mouth. I wanted those who read > Jerry's comments to hear the other side, rather than just chiding him > privately > ;>) > > Mitch V. Maybe Mitch Leben should add a cautionary note at the end of each list post,"If you are relying on medical advice or information from this list, you should see a doctor or funeral director". :) I doubt there is anyone on the list unsophisticated enough to be misled by one very general and rather casual reference to a drug. Bruce Roorda Possum Hill Farm - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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