How effective is Paxil for Depression ?

724 Paxil users have rated its effectiveness for Depression.

Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.3/5

This is a reivew of how effective Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is for Depression and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

On Jul, 07, 2018

724 people are studied for taking Paxil in Depression

Overall effectiveness (number of people)

Does Paxil work for your Depression (overall)?

Long term effectiveness (number of people)

Does Paxil work for your Depression (long term)?

Paxil effectiveness for Depression (number of people)

  • not at all: 27
  • somewhat: 171
  • moderate: 268
  • high: 201
  • very high: 57
Long Term:
  • not at all: 7
  • somewhat: 79
  • moderate: 166
  • high: 137
  • very high: 37

Gender of people who take Paxil for Depression *

  • female: 65.88 %
  • male: 34.12 %

Age of people who take Paxil for Depression *

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.49 %
  • 20-29: 14.5 %
  • 30-39: 21.41 %
  • 40-49: 22.51 %
  • 50-59: 22.51 %
  • 60+: 16.57 %

Who finds Paxil more effective for Depression?

Gender of people who take Paxil for Depression *

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who take Paxil for Depression *

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.55 %
  • 20-29: 12.02 %
  • 30-39: 22.87 %
  • 40-49: 22.48 %
  • 50-59: 21.32 %
  • 60+: 19.77 %

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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