People with cancer often have problems with their memory and attention. The 'circuits' in the brain responsible for the cognitive problems in cancer patients are also linked to depression and researchers from the University of Rochester in New York looked into the effectiveness of the antidepressant Paxil in helping with these cognitive problems. They studied 800 people with cancer aged between 22 and 87. The study showed that even taking into account its effects on depression Paxil still had a 'significant effect' on cognitive functioning.
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