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A 30-year-old male asked:

What is the safest form of medication for anxiety/migraine/depression? i have tried therapy/cbt/exercise serious answers only please

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
SSRI: An SSRI would be a good choice. These medications have been used successfully for these conditions and have been preferred due to a low potential for side effects. They do carry a black box warning and pt needs frequent monitoring but are very useful in patients with anxiety and depression
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
The use of the anticonvulsant Topiramax for Migraine is effective in most cases and can be used with SSRIs as well as CBT. I would add Meditation and Mindful Breathing as very helpful as well.
Aug 25, 2014
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
MIGRAINE: Please consult with a Neurologist to receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for migraines. When your migraines are treated your other symptoms may recede. If not please consult with a Psychiatrist and a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy. Fears & anxiety are heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2021


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