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Author Turkington, Carol.

Title Making the Prozac decision : your guide to antidepressants / by Carol Turkington, with Eliot F. Kaplan
Published Los Angeles : Lowell House, [1994]


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Description xvi, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Ch. 1. What Is Depression? -- Ch. 2. All About Antidepressants -- Ch. 3. Prozac -- Ch. 4. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors -- Ch. 5. Cyclic Antidepressants -- Ch. 6. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors -- Ch. 7. Structurally Unrelated Drugs -- Ch. 8. Lithium -- Ch. 9. In the Future -- App. A. Organizations -- App. B. How to Find Names of Local Mental Health Professionals -- App. C. Twelve-Step Programs
Summary If Prozac isn't the right drug, then what are the options? Due to body chemistry, health history, and the type and extent of the depression more than one antidepressant may be prescribed. Making the Prozac Decision covers the gamut of antidepressants, from the newer drugs like Zoloft and Paxil, to the tested and tried tricyclics and MAOIs. Information on the differences, side effects, interactions, and potency are all discussed in each section. There's even information on the nearly twenty new antidepressants that are being developed for the future. Depression can be a debilitating and sometimes life-threatening condition, but for those suffering from its symptoms there are viable and effective options. Making the Prozac Decision will help you to discover and explore those options, providing the help and hope you need to make the right decisions for you or your loved one
It's the most controversial drug of our time. Prozac has been hailed as the miracle drug of the century and condemned as the nemesis of human individuality. Just what is Prozac? Is it right for everyone? What are the side-effects? And if it's not right for you, what antidepressant is? Making the Prozac Decision by Carol Turkington and Eliot Kaplan M.D. was written to help you separate the facts from the fiction not only about Prozac, but the dozens of other antidepressants as well
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 185-207
Subject Antidepressants.
Depression, Mental -- Popular works.
Depression, Mental -- Chemotherapy.
Author Kaplan, Eliot F.
LC no. 94005356
ISBN 1565651537
1565658035 (paperback)