A 40 year old woman presents with fatigue. She has felt very run down for the past 3 months and has had no interest in participating in her usual activities and sporting events. She has had sleeping problems and low appetite. She is constantly feeling low and has frequent crying spells.
Her physical examination is normal and thyroid function is normal.
She is diagnosed with major depression and is referred for counseling and started on fluoxetine.
What is the mechanism of action of fluoxetine?
Why is fluoxetine the drug of choice?
What are the side effects of fluoxetine?
What are the risks of abruptly discontinuing fluoxetine?
Instructions: Please prepare and submit a paper 6pages in length (include an Abstract and Conclusion Page also) answering the questions below. Please support your position with examples & references, APA format and within the last 5 years.