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A 22-year-old female asked:

Anxiety and depression getting really bad, i want to be on some medication but am scared it will make me zombie like or even more sad. what's best?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
No zombie antidepres: There is no need to be afraid in this regard. You will need to see your family doctor or a psychiatrist. Have your family doctor review physical causes. Psychotherapy is a must. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the most energizing antidepressant and will not cause any zombielike affects. For the anxiety, if it is due to the depression won't need any other treatment. If however the anxiety is a separate issue such as generalized anxiety then i would recommend buspirone. Best wishes and there is no need to fear treatment.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Psychiatrist: You will need to be evaluated by a local psychiatrist to determine what medication may be right for you. There is no one "best" medication for everyone, and that's why therapy may also be necessary. All the best...
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Last updated Jul 1, 2015

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