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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) not just cover up the reality of life? How can one have an emotional relationship on prozac (fluoxetine)?The depth is gone, she is just level, non feeli

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Multifaceted issue

Interesting question, with mulitple perspectives.
Prozac (fluoxetine) can help manage depressive and anxiety symptoms quite well. Maybe this seems to you, a little too well. I've seen people whose depressions were so severe they could not relate to others at all. For these, Prozac (fluoxetine) and others can open up whole worlds of possibility - allowing experiences of interpersonal connection, communication, and care.

In brief: Multifaceted issue

Interesting question, with mulitple perspectives.
Prozac (fluoxetine) can help manage depressive and anxiety symptoms quite well. Maybe this seems to you, a little too well. I've seen people whose depressions were so severe they could not relate to others at all. For these, Prozac (fluoxetine) and others can open up whole worlds of possibility - allowing experiences of interpersonal connection, communication, and care.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
I have also seen some people who felt emotionally numb on Prozac, even though no longer suicidal. There are different alternatives possible, for different people. Perhaps if your friend desires this, you and she could benefit from some couple's sessions with her psychiatrist.
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