Antidepressants change personality, study suggests

Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by gcvmom, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Awesome.
    But is is permanent? Do people maintain their extroversion and uplifted moods when they are no longer taking Paxil?
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Don't know! Don't want to risk taking him off it to find out!!!
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    That could explain a lot. A WHOLE lot. And if Paxil makes you more outgoing, perhaps they need to find something for husband that will make him LESS outgoing...
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I've been on Paroxotene for over twenty years and it really helps me, but I know people it didn't help at fact it makes a lot of people worse. As for being friendlier, I dunno. I've always been surface friendly, but not really that interested in socializing and that has changed. I had to do a lot of therapy with the Paxil to be more positive. No other SSRI helped me, in fact they made me worse. Prozac was a nightmare for me and everyone in my family who tried it. Zoloft made me flat out nuts and ended me up in the hopsital. I think once you are off the medication, the benefits, if any, go away just like the bad stuff goes away once you've withdrawn. I don't ever plan on going off of Paxil. It has been too incredible for me. I'd rather keep it for maintenance.

    Think the article is a bit simplistic. JMO.
  7. nellytelly

    nellytelly Guest

    My Mother likes her Paxil, too, but it did nothing for me. Without it, she was on the verge of crying or not caring about taking care of herself at all most of the time.