Extroverted Like Me

One Slate writer’s Paxil experiment.

Yesterday New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, makers of the antidepressant Paxil, charging that the drug company concealed negative information about the effects Paxil can have on children, such as inducing suicidal behavior. In this January 2001 article, Seth Stevenson recounts what happened when he tried taking Paxil to overcome his shyness.