Thursday, June 11, 2009

Paxil, cognition and people with cancer

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.

You can find out more about this research at

http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKTRE5536L220090604?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

5 comments:

Bebsion said...

As an effective medicine, paxil would surely provide you immense relief if you are in the grip of panic disorder, depression or generalized anxiety disorder but it is altogether true that the usage of Paxil occasionally facilitates certain side-effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat et al. These side-effects can yield serious results if not treated immediately hence take this medicine only on proper prescription.

Guest said...

As an effective medicine, paxil would surely provide you immense relief if you are in the grip of panic disorder, depression or generalized anxiety disorder but it is altogether true that the usage of Paxil occasionally facilitates certain side-effects such as headache, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat et al. These side-effects can yield serious results if not treated immediately hence take this medicine only on proper prescription.

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