Paxil CR Alternatives

Therapy as an Alternative to Paxil CR

Many forms of psychotherapy, including some short-term (10 to 20 weeks) therapies, can help people with depression. "Talk" therapies help patients gain insight into (and resolve) their problems through verbal exchange with the therapist.
 
These therapies are sometimes combined with "homework" assignments between sessions. Behavioral therapists help patients learn how to obtain more satisfaction through their own actions and how to unlearn the behavioral patterns that contribute to, or result from, their depression.
 
(Click Psychotherapy for Depression to learn more about this depression treatment option.)
 

Other Depression Medications

Fortunately, there are many other medications available to treat depression. These medications can include:
 
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Paxil CR is an SSRI. SSRIs are usually very effective at treating depression and usually do not have many serious side effects. They work by increasing the level of serotonin available for cells of the brain. In addition to Paxil CR, these medications can include:
 
A short-acting version of Paxil CR is also available: paroxetine (Paxil®).
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