Paxil (paroxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) administered to improve mood, sleep, appetite and energy level associated with depression, panic attacks, common anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

SSRIs are non-addictive substances which enhance the brain’s nerve cells and regulate emotion. Serotonin in the brain acts as a neurotransmitter, a chemical message between brain cells. Depression causes irregularities in these brain cells, and the messages may not function properly. SSRIs encourage the connection allowing the cells to communicate properly.

SSRIs are not addictive, but the release of serotonin may lead to misuse or addiction in the patient. Treatment is available for those wishing to remove Paxil (paroxetine) from their daily intake. With centers throughout the country, patients have the care and attention needed to rise above substance use disorder.

Treatment Options For Paxil Addiction Symptoms

Those who take Paxil (paroxetine) may experience some of the common side effects associated with SSRIs, including:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep trouble
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Blurred vision
  • Yawning

Those side effects may worsen with increased or non-recommended use. Those taking Paxil (paroxetine) should be wary of worsened side effects such as:

  • Shaking
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Decreased interest in sexual activity
  • Changes in sexual ability
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Easy bruising
  • Easy bleeding
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Spasms
  • Seizures

Misuse or overuse of Paxil (paroxetine) could lead to dependence and traumatic effects. Here are ten signs a person may be overusing the SSRI:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Aggression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Sweating
  • Agitation
  • Impaired memory
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Headaches

Paxil (Paroxetine) Medical Detox

Suddenly omitting Paxil (paroxetine) may lead to withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be similar to the medication’s side effects. It is important to address each symptom in order to alleviate any discomfort during detoxification. Those withdrawal symptoms are similar to those associated with depression and anxiety and may include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Upset stomach
  • Aching/fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Confusion
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Blurred vision
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness

Seek out a safe and comfortable place to detoxify the body from Paxil (paroxetine). The key is to find a place that offers individualized care programs and resources necessary to combat specified levels of substance use disorder including:

  • A safe environment
  • Regulated medication to mitigate withdrawal symptoms
  • Constant medical supervision

Paxil Rehabilitation Programs

Most methods of rehabilitation need an initial patient assessment. This assessment will analyze an individual’s personal suffering with a substance disorder and provide in-depth and attentive supervision during detoxification. Patients will be given the care needed in order to lead a healthy life. Set goals and take steps to:

  • Manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Receive full and complete care from our specialized and dedicated staff
  • Address any co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Learn necessary coping strategies to continue recovery after leaving a professional rehabilitation environment
  • Participate in recreational therapy options

Inpatient Paxil Rehab

Inpatient rehabilitation is available to those who wish to completely remove themselves from the difficulty of substance misuse. There is a wide range of therapy and counseling options available to assist with detoxification and rehabilitation. Both are available in individual and group environments to provide knowledge and experience in addressing dependence on antidepressants.

Most inpatient Paxil (paroxetine) rehabilitation programs are confidential. Inpatient campuses are conveniently located throughout the country and have been known to successfully lead patients to healthier and cleaner lives. Patients are guaranteed 24-hour care with access to our specially trained staff of medical professionals.

Outpatient Paxil Rehab

Outpatient services are also available. Unlike inpatient treatments, outpatients reside outside of our center and will be scheduled for rehabilitation services related to Paxil addiction. Outpatient services are recommended after successful inpatient treatment or for those with less severe Paxil (paroxetine) overuse.

Outpatient care for Paxil (paroxetine) at The Recovery Village involves:

  • Specialized individual and group therapy
  • Treatment for those experiencing co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Nutritional counseling

The special part of outpatient care involves leading the patient to everyday life and recreational activities, including employment. This assists the patient to redevelop the confidence and autonomy than what is generally experienced with inpatient care.

Choosing A Paxil (Paroxetine) Rehab Center

Patients will find rehabilitation centers around the country for utmost convenience and care. Each program is tailored to the patient’s individual needs. You can enroll in an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program near you or call now to speak to a representative who can answer your questions, which will quickly put you on the road to a healthier and addiction-free state of being.

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The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.