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Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN answered
30 years experience Child Psychiatry
SSRIs: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) Prozac are the first line of treatment.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
58 years experience Psychiatry
BEST?: The best are the ones that help you. Hopefully a good psychiatrist can pick the ones most likely to help. But medications don't cure this - good psych ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Panic Attacks: Panic Attacks can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be ef ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Phobia: No medication cures phobias. Medicines suchas ssris treat anxiety symptoms. For phobic avoidance, behavior therapy works best.
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
As said: As dr ali said no medication cures it but you can help treat it. Start by seeing a psychiatrist who can put you on medications to help treat some of y ... Read More
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Depression: Call a mental health clinic preferably a medical school hospital.They may send somebody to interview. Your depression has to be treated by a psychiat ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
58 years experience Psychiatry
COMBINATIONS: I start most of my patients on a combination of antidepressants (which also reduce anxiety) and tranquilizers. This improves things when you arrive at ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Call Health Dept.: Call your local health department. Most cities have some mental health programs that are very low cost or free to use. You can also look for resource ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Discuss w/ therapist: Personality disorders are not considered to be physical problems so medication might not be too useful. The other symptoms you name are often treated ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask your doc: Some medications cause weight gain, as you've discovered. There are many related medications that might work in reducing panic and not cause weight ga ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxious: Relaxation exercises, life style changes, & building good social support system. Cognitive behavior therapy helps.
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