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Paxil May Make You Angry For the Wrong Reasons

Add open hostility and violence to list of side effects, including suicide, associated with Paxil (paroxetene), one useless and deadly member of the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Tracing Paxil data from drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, various legal cases and e-mails from some 1,400 patients responding to a British TV show, researchers found consistent evidence those taking Paxil were twice as prone to violence.

In fact, scientists believe conventional drug-based antidepressant treatments can induce such reactions as akathisia (increased tenseness and a feeling of being very uncomfortable), emotional blunting (a detachment linked to SSRIs described in one report as being not unlike a "chemical lobotomy") or manic states that can lead to violence.

That certainly flies in the face of conventional medical "machine" that would have you pop a pill every day for the rest of your life to "cure" your chemical inbalance. If you're having trouble dealing with your emotions, there are safer, healthier treatments available. Among them:

Public Library of Science Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 2006 Free Full Text Study

MSNBC September 12, 2006

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