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A Debate Over Prozac and St Johns WortPrescriptions for numerous anti-depressants drugs are at an all time high especially in the United States Due to the increasing number of people with mental illnesses such as depression many vitamins and prescriptions have been discovered to hopefully alleviate this problem One of the most recent discoveries is a prescription called Prozac and a vitamin called St Johns Wort Due to these recent discoveries a debate has occurred over the effectiveness of each especially pertaining to their horrific side effects The holistic and the medical community are bashing heads for many doctors are hoping to rid St Johns Wort from the market The holistic community fears the adverse side effects of Prozac can cause damage to the human body As a conscious consumer I have to agree with the medical community since St Johns Wort lacks research and has numerous side effects associated with it which can be fatal The side effects associated with Prozac can include severe nausea bloody urine liver damage confusion tremors hallucinations convulsions skin rashes agitation and insomnia Even though Prozac has many adverse effects it does help many suffers from depression and other diseases Prozac also known has Fluoxetine has been used to treat depression for numerous years Many doctors believe that depression is caused by the imbalance of chemical messengers and Prozac inhibits the release of them Neary 360 The Food and Drug Administration has approved Prozac for treatment of bulimia and for obsessive-compulsive disorders Rose 1246 It is occasionally used for the treatment of panic disorders and more infrequently for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Rose 1245 It has also recently been identified as a useful treatment for PMS Neary 362 If diagnosed with depression Prozac can begin to improve symptoms within one to two weeks of treatment It may take four weeks or longer to experience the full benefits Neary 356 The recommended length of treatment with
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