A 15-year-old female asked:
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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
57 years experience Pediatrics
Prozac (fluoxetine): You may take Prozac (fluoxetine) , but more importantly you should seek help from a psycotherapist or psychiatrist.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience 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 on Oct 23, 2017

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