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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

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): You may take Prozac (fluoxetine) , but more importantly you should seek help from a psycotherapist or psychiatrist.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
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.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
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.

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