Antidepressant Paxil Also May Affect Personality Traits

Besides treating depression, the antidepressant Paxil may affect personality traits in positive ways, a new study suggests.

Researchers say Paxil and likely other antidepressants in the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may improve higher levels of neuroticism and lower levels of extraversion that are commonly seen with depression.

Neuroticism is characterized as being inclined to have negative emotions such as anxiety, hostility, self-consciousness, impulsivity, and sensitivity to stress.

Extraversion refers to being inclined to have positive emotions,  assertiveness, and gregariousness.

via Antidepressant Paxil Also May Affect Personality Traits.

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