Pubdate: Fri, 6 Aug 1999
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Copyright: 1999 The Orange County Register
Author: Jolen Farkas


I am sure I speak for many of your readers when I say that I was outraged
that yet another uniformed person lumps Prozac in with other classes of
anti-depressants and alcohol.

John Boag of Huntington Beach, whose letter, "Is anybody out there sober?,"
Local News, Aug. 13, obviously did not do his homework on the various
classes of anti-depressants. Prozac in no way impairs a person's judgment
and has helped million of people who could not - or should not - be
prescribed other classes of anti-depressants. It does not cause a "high" or
other distortion of a person's judgment. And it is certainly not to be
included in association with the real damage that alcohol can do.

I hope other readers of Boag's letter, who have been offended by it and
helped by Prozac, as I have been, as well as members of the medical
community, respond to his letter with the truth about Prozac.

Jolen Farkas, Tustin

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