Essays Tagged: "Prozac"


Prozac-Mania"Yeah, I'm on Prozac," I hear quite often, said as if the speaker had just received a ne ... "I'm on ZoloftThese days, being prescribed an antidepressant carries less stigma than in the past. "Prozac has attained the familiarity of Kleenex and the social status of spring water" (Cowley 41). G ... ped upon a person taking these drugs. Antidepressants have become almost as commonplace as Tylenol. Prozac is being prescribed for much more than clinical depression. Some of the other illnesses that ...

(7 pages) 56 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


et serotonin are called SSRIs or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Some of the big names are Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. Because of their effect on serotonin, these drugs have been used not only ... elevant to antidepressant drug action. ( (Prozac), is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and some eating disorders. Man ...

(2 pages) 104 2 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This is a essay paragraphing assignment that was done on the topic of friendship.

our everyday lives at home, school and work, are not found in a pharmacy under trade names such as Prozac or Cipramil. The answer is much closer: it is our own friends. Friends are essential to livin ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Prozac - What is it?

Prozac, what is it?Prozac; you have seen it on television, read about it in the papers, heard about ... have seen it on television, read about it in the papers, heard about it at the office, but what is Prozac? Prozac is an anti-depressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) family. P ... nt of depression but has also been used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bulimia nervosa.Prozac, which bares the chemical name "fluoxetine hydrochloride," was the first selective serotonin ...

(4 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Brave New World

istianity with out tears." The drug as Huxley imagined "soma" is not present but instead drugs like Prozac, Paxii, and Serzone are doing the exact same thing. Mond says in "bnw" there is no sin, no un ... the money to support their baby construction.Many people may be taking a holiday from reality with Prozac, Paxii, and Serzone and qualifying into Huxley's prediction. Mond illustrates how mind contro ...

(2 pages) 20 1 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Late-life depression

ntidepressants that were approved between 1987 and 1999. These antidepressants include: fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), venlafaxine (Effexor), nefazodone (Serzone), and c ...

(12 pages) 214 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Hypothesis Analysis.

nt in their symptoms by swimming with dolphins. This research was done on patients who used to take Prozac. For this study, the participants went off their medication and went to Honduras for two week ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The title is Coney Island: The Prozac of the Early 20th Century. .

Troi IronsHist 202BProfessor Endy1-29-07Coney Island: The Prozac of the Early 20th CenturyImmigrants, factory workers, and middle to upper class citizens alik ... needed a vacation from the demands of the structures of society. Coney Island became this universal Prozac by which people could forget their troubles "in the intense sensations of the moment". (Kasso ... d, to be free for a day, or however long they chose to stay at Coney Island.However, this universal Prozac was bound to have some side effects. Coney Island was a magnet for gamblers, whores, and con ...

(4 pages) 1037 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Depression and How it effects humanity.

ve been many studies done on depression, which have come up with excellent results. A study done on Prozac, a new anti depression drug that was done a few years ago turned up these results, “Near ... early 3 in 4 of their young patients improved significantly with a combination of psychotherapy and Prozac… Of the 439 teens who participated in the nationwide study, 61 percent of those receivin ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.8 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

This is a critical analysis paper that I wrote for an Abnormal Psychology class. It discusses the ineffectiveness and over-prescription of SSRIs such as Prozac.

The Ineffectiveness of ProzacWe live in an age of growing research and technology, and new medicines are coming out for eve ... s brought about the development of SSRI’s, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, and other antidepressants. There has been a sharp rise the prescriptio ... drugs for relief of depression and other mental health problems and concerns.Although drugs such as Prozac have become increasingly popular, their effectiveness and safety is a controversial issue. Th ...

(3 pages) 42 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Taking the Pill Depression and

euptake inhibitors (SSRI), Effexor, and Serzone.The anti-depressant that is known by most people is Prozac. This anti-depressant falls under the grouping of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors as ... Paxil. SSRIs block the recapture of the neurotransmitter serotonin by nerve cells. The first SSRI, Prozac, was approved by the FDA in 1988. The other SSRI's were approved as follow: Zoloft, 1991; and ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Scarifice& Isolation Paper

ed the only way to make myself happy was if I took a few more of the so called "happy pills" called Prozac. I started out just taking a few at a time then I just dumped the whole bottle down my throat ...

(6 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Flying With Prozac

one of the most well known and commonly used drugs that we know today. Fluoxetine, better known as Prozac is used everyday all over the world by 11 million people. It became popular for two main reas ... idepressant class. MAO or Monoamine inhibitors and tricyclics typically have more side effects than Prozac and often become intolerable antidepressant drugs. Two, along with being a drug to conquer de ...

(4 pages) 834 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Case study on Joseph Wesbecker's major depression.

nce and mass killing in the workplace. "His case was also the first civil trial concerning the drug Prozac" (Meyer, 2009, p. 107). Joseph had shown severe symptoms of depression that worsen throughout ... vior making his mental condition worst, leading to start taking some prescription medicine, such as Prozac which would supposedly improve his condition. Instead, he was plotting his revenge over the n ...

(4 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide