With a continued treatment plan, Paxil can balance the level of serotonin and help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Paxil was the first medication in its class of antidepressants known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that was approved by FDA to treat the conditions that can cause different types of depression. Depression currently affects 16 million people in the United States in any given year. Depression can be caused by situations in life that make you sad, anxious, or feeling like nothing inside. Before too much damage is done you should speak with your doctor about taking Paxil. Millions before you have used Paxil to help get back the happiness and pleasure they had before depression set in. Social anxiety disorder also affects millions of people every year. Paxil has proven to be a very effective treatment against this disorder and also panic disorder. These types of problems can affect you and your family if not taken care of by your doctor.