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Are there any antidepressants that would be particularly helpful for atypical depression? (motivation, self-initiative, and persistence are all low)

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Dr. William Schmidt
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Psych: From the symptoms you describe I believe you need to be on an antidepressant and possibly two of them. If you have a psych doctor malke an appointment. if not find one.
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes!!: There's actually a class of medications called Atypical Antidepressants-Pristiq, Welbutrin, Cymbalta, Effexor, (venlafaxine) and Remeron. They all work a little differently from each other and from the most common class of antidepressants and thus each have their own potential list of side effects. However, it may be worth talking to your doctor/psychiatrist about these particular drugs.There IS help!!!

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