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Re: Do SSRI's reduce focus?

Re: Do SSRI's reduce focus?2010-09-11T04:27:28+00:00

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OK, OK. Paxil is not evil but you are correct in saying that it is very hard to come off. It strongly binds to Cytochrome 2D6 enzymes in the liver. One strategy to come off is to take the medication on alternative days. This is a type of tapering effect.

Anxiety is a basic animalistic response to outward danger. Too much is paralyzing. Too little and you don’t care. We need to have a balanced level of arousal. Finding that middle can be facilitated using yoga, exercise, relaxation therapies etc. Of course, meds are also available.

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