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A 21-year-old male asked:

how can i know that my ''effexor xr 75mg'' works effectively ? i used it for 6 weeks until now .

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Team Talk: The treatment of depression with medication is a team project with you and your M.D. As the team. Often the game plan will include psychotherapy and medication. If a psychiatrist is rx the meds and providing psychotherapy, the progress will be discussed in sessions. If non- M.D. Is doing psychotherapy, there will need to be talk between 3 team members. Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks for meds to work.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2014

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