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A 21-year-old female asked:

Are there different levels of anxiety and depression? i feel mine is bad. i take paxil (paroxetine) and slowly tapering off klonopin but orig. 1 mg per day?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Levels of anxiety: Yes, anxiety and depression may have different levels of intensity. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on yours, and discussing any medication changes before doing them. Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to your treatment may be helpful also.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Yes: Levels go up and down, not always clear why. Do not stop treatment if uou still need it.

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Last updated Nov 25, 2013

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