A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION:FLUOXITINE
O Depression is defined
as a real mental health syndrome which affects many people.(1)
O It shouldnot be ignored in hope that it will just get cured. Mostly, it is mere difficult to get rid, but instead it may grow into an even more severe problem. It is an illness but a treatable one. Grief and Sadness are the normal aspects of our emotional lives.(1)
O Major depression can bring an emotional and physical paralysis which
stops the patient to lead daily life. It will impact a person's emotional and physical life, along with relationships in family and also friends. It's a fearful cycle that will lead to true despair and suicidal tendencies too.(1)
OThe major breakthrough in treatment of the depression was the discovery of fluoxitine in early 1970s. Fluoxitine is an active ingredient in anti-depressive medication which marketed as Prozac, and it was approved for use by Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the year 1987.(1)(2)
OFluoxitine is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which means it increases amount of serotonin flowing to the brain, and it greatly eases the depression along with panic feelings, obsessive compulsive disorder. Since its discovery fluoxitine has become the most popular anti-depressive medication at present(2).
ONow it is sold in different formulations under different trade names, and is also used to treat the related depressive syndromes including the premenstrual syndrome and also the "intrusive thoughts" that can accompany the obsessive disorders.(2)
O The breakthrough of the fluoxitine has eased the pain of depression for many sufferers.(2)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoxetine (accessed on 17-09-11,6:30p.m)
2. http://www.pharmacology.org/news/fluoxitine-breakthrough/(accessed on 17-09-11,6:30p.m)
3.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9c/Fluoxetine-2D skeletal.svg/220px-Fluoxetine-2D-skeletal.svg.png(accessed on 17-09-11,6:30p.m)
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