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Several studies have looked at the effects of Paxil® (paroxetine hydrochloride) on a variety of conditions.
Studies have shown Paxil to be effective for depression treatment in adults. People taking the drug had more improvement in their depression symptoms. Also, long-term studies have shown that Paxil can help prevent relapse.
In studies, up to 24 percent of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who took Paxil felt their OCD was "much improved."
Two studies looked at using Paxil to treat adults with panic disorder. Up to 76 percent of people taking the drug were free from panic attacks.
Social Anxiety Disorder
In studies on treating social anxiety disorder, up to 77 percent of adults showed improvement while taking Paxil.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Studies have shown that people with generalized anxiety disorder taking Paxil have a significant improvement in their anxiety symptoms. Also, long-term studies have shown that Paxil can help prevent relapse.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Studies have shown Paxil to be effective for the treatment of PTSD in adults. More people taking the drug felt they were "much improved" or "very much improved," compared to people not taking it.
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