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Brightening the Blues Psychologists were often troubled when trying to help patients who saw no hope of ever feeling good about themselves It made it very difficult to teach those patients ways to handle the problems they faced everyday Dr Peter D Kramer reports in 1974 the pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company created the drug flouxetine hydrochloride an antidepressant It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December of 1987 and is now known by its brand name Prozac It was considered a non-addictive miracle drug and was used to cure many social disorders 63-65 Prozac is considered a breakthrough because of the selective way it works Unlike other antidepressants it works directly on regulating the flow serotonin the specific chemical in the brain that controls moods between nerve fibers Because of the invention of the drug Prozac psychologists found a safer way to treat patients with depression a quicker way to solve their problems and a way to save on the cost of treatment that is cheaper than the extensive counseling that was needed Prozac gave psychologists a safe way to treat clinical depression Many of the drugs that were prescribed to treat depression before the introduction of Prozac were dangerous They were accompanied with various side effects and were very addictive A troubling problem with earlier antidepressants was that they caused patients to become psychologically detached They often caused patients to feel as if they were drugged which led many of them to feel hostile towards their therapist for prescribing the drug The relative lack of side effects allowed Prozac to be used freely It was even safe in the hands of suicidal patients who might attempt to overdose on the drug because overdosing appears to be very difficult When comparing Prozac to earlier antidepressants Dr James Brookes states There were serious problems involved in getting patients to tolerate those drugs in therapeutic doses but with Prozac you do not
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