A 39-year-old female asked:
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what ssri between lexapro (escitalopram) and prozac work better to treat depression, ocd, and anxiety? which is known to be a more effective drug with no weight gain

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Dr. Shahzad Rahman
Specializes in Psychiatry
Both equal: Both are good choices. Portion control and Exercise should limit weight gain.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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