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trade name for fluoxetine hydrochloride. See antidepressantantidepressant,
any of a wide range of drugs used to treat psychic depression. They are given to elevate mood, counter suicidal thoughts, and increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
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™ fluoxetine; a drug that prolongs the action of serotonin in the brain; used as an antidepressant
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Later on, Todd was spotted carrying his sister's ashes inside the Prozac pill urn.
The difference between Prozac alone and the placebo wasn't statistically significant, but light therapy alone was significantly better than the placebo, and light therapy with medication was the most effective treatment of all.
Louise, 47, said: "The antidepressant made me feel better but I knew nothing about any risks to unborn children and was still taking Prozac when I became pregnant.
The teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay from Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale (INSERM) have revealed, for the first time, a sequence of reactions caused by Prozac at the neuron level, which contributes to an increase in the amounts of serotonin, a chemical "messenger" essential to the brain, and deficient in depressive individuals.
Lead researcher Professor Tony Hale, head of division of psychiatry at the University of Kent, added: "These results, showing better efficacy over Prozac, one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the UK, add to the growing wealth of evidence supporting agomelatine as a new and important alternative for the treatment of depression.
Speaking during yesterday's hearing, consultant psychiatrist Dr Stephen Humphries said increased serotonin as a result of the large Prozac dose could have worsened Mr Walker's anxiety.
Newer "selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors" - including Prozac - rose by 5.
Prozac and other SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) block the ability of the neurons to take up serotonin, thereby raising levels of the active neurotransmitter in the brain.
The question arises as the European Medicines Agency EMEA, declared that Prozac can be prescribed for children as young as eight years.
Among these are Zyprexa, an antipsychotic; Cialis, for erectile dysfunction; Evista, for osteoporosis; Prozac and Cymbalta, antidepressants; and insulin, among others.
THE FIRST TIME I did heroin, it was a Listening to Prozac moment.

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