A 23-year-old female asked:
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please suggest the best medicine for anxiety and depression?

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Dr. Opeoluwa Eleyinafe
7 years experience Internal Medicine
An SSRI: Generally, medication-wise, SSRI's are first line for anxiety/depression. I've had good patient experience with these drugs. However, I would recommend visiting your PCP or psychiatrist before prescribing this, for more review of your history. If you would not like to start a medication, we also encourage diet, exercise, and avoidance of whatever may cause your anxiety/depression. Take care!
Answered on Oct 9, 2017
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
SSRI: family are quite good, particularly zoloft and citalopram. But prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) buproprion and others can be better in some particular situations. Furthermore, individuals vary a lot in how they respond (although the particular individual varies MUCH LESS when the same med is used a second or third time). So... whichever one worked in the past.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Before deciding on a specific medicine have you recently seen a Psychiatrist and/or a Psychologist? If not I would strongly advice that you do so.
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not one: There is no 1 best medicine. Depending on your personal situation a doctor can decide what is better for you.
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

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