Tom recently put himself in the center of a media debate after suggesting actress Brooke Shields's popularity had declined as the result of her use of the antidepressant Paxil following the birth of her daughter.
SSRIs are a group of antidepressants that includes drugs such as citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and escitalopram (Lexapro).
Other drugs that are given to treat this disorder include buspirone, lithium (Lithobid), naltrexone, paroxetine (Paxil), valproate, and the antipsychotic drug, quetiapine.
SSRIs, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), and paroxetine (Paxil) regulate depression by regulating levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter.
Currently, an Internet petition is circulating to force the makers of Paxil to admit more side effects and addicting qualities of the drug.