What is Paroxetine?
Paroxetine is an FDA-approved medication predominantly used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It belongs to a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
How Paroxetine Works?
Paroxetine works by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter linked to mood regulation. By stabilizing serotonin levels, the medication helps to enhance mood, reduce anxiety, and improve symptoms of other mental disorders. The exact mechanism is not fully understood, but it’s believed that enhancing serotonin’s action in the brain helps improve mood and reduces symptoms of mental health conditions.