The Day My General Practitioner Prescribed Paxil

Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions for antidepressants are written by non-psychiatrist providers. Like my general practitioner, circa 2005, who appeared to be watching an invisible coin toss in the ceiling when deciding which antidepressant to prescribe for my panic attacks.

Thank You, Anxiety, For Warning Me When Enough is Enough

So, what’s gotten you to where you are today? Sure, there are the big and obvious things (supportive parents, great friends, teachers). But what are some of the smaller (yet very influential!) things — positive events, negative events, pets, medicines, people, books, vacations, realizations, epiphanies — that define where you are today?

On Tapering: Why Paxil is Like a Bank Loan

Nobody told me that it would take eight long months to slowly taper off of it. Any quicker and the withdrawal effects would seize my sloppy brain to a halt. My entire spine would shiver. And my neck movement would cue up an orchestra of electric zapping noises. And a hazy curtain of fog would envelope my brain.