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A 49-year-old male asked:

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) help with depression as it is basically just another ssri?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Yes: luvox, (fluvoxamine) an SSRI, can help effectively treat depression. In patients with moderate to severe depression SSRIs are significantly more helpful than placebo. They may not be more helpful than placebo + supportive tx in only mild depression. Talk with your doctor about whether luvov, or an SSRI, would be helpful in treating your depression.review ur specific risk/benefit/side effect profile w/ ur doc :)
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Luvox (fluvoxamine): Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is an SSRI approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.

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