A member asked:

Thoughts on prozac (fluoxetine) for a very anxiety ridden 16 year old?have social, general, separation anxiety+seasonal mild depression. dr recomended i take 20mg

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Prozac (fluoxetine): You may take Prozac (fluoxetine) , but more importantly you should seek help from a psycotherapist or psychiatrist.

Answered 6/30/2014


Dr. Linda Callaghan answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Good .: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a well research ssri and is a good medication. It treats all the symptoms that you've mentioned. He recommended the right dose. This should be in conjunction with individual psychotherapy.

Answered 10/23/2017


Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

Answered 12/21/2020



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