Paxil Term Paper by cee-cee

An examination of Glaxo Smith Kline's psychotropic drug, Paxil.
# 109648 | 1,389 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 04, 2008 in Psychology (Disorders) , Medical and Health (Drugs)

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The paper describes the history and neural mechanisms of Paxil, the brand name of an orally administered psychotropic drug, Paroxetine hydrochloride. The paper discusses the drug's efficacy for the treatment of certain mental disorders, including the most severe form of post-menopausal syndrome (PMS). The paper identifies the adverse effects of this drug and relates that it can induce suicidal tendencies. The paper also discusses the use of Paxil by children and young adults.

History and Neural Mechanisms
Uses and Efficacy
Adverse Effects

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carey, B. and Harris, G. (2006). Antidepressant may raise young adult suicide risk. 2 pages. The New York Times: The New York Times Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline (2007). How Paxil Works. Your Life is Waiting. 1 web page. Retrieved on November 27, 2007 from
  • ----------------------------. Paxil Prescribing Information. 42 pages.
  • Healthfacts (2002). Paxil risky for kids - warning issued. 2 pages. Center for Medical Consumer, Inc. : Gale Group
  • Nursing (2003). Approved to Treat the Severest Form of PMS, Paxil CR may also cool hot flashes. 2 pages. Springhouse Corporation: ProQuest Information and Learning Company

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Paxil (2008, December 04) Retrieved March 26, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Paxil" 04 December 2008. Web. 26 March. 2023. <>