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Being depressed how fast and effective is medication and what medication will work for anxiety and depression. what re the best medication prozac (fluoxetine)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
All of the SSRI's: can be effective with anxiety and depression. Prozac (fluoxetine) is an SSRI. Not sure that one SSRI is necessarily better than the others.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

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