A 29-year-old male asked:
is prozac (fluoxetine) also affective for gad as well along with ocd. if there is confusion whether a person has ocd or gad when not easy to distinguish?
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Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: I would add that too much prozac, (fluoxetine) which can be very powerful, can cause anxiety as one of the side-effects. Low doses of the ssris can help for gad, whereas often higher doses are required for resolutions of the symptoms for sufferers of ocd. Buspirone is a medication which is indicated for gad and sometimes is added to Prozac (fluoxetine) and the other ssris to help further. Good luck.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prozac: Prozac has FDA indications for Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Panic Disorder & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. It is used off-label by physicians to treat generalized anxiety disorder. It is usually not difficult to distinguish the two diagnoses. Higher doses of prozac are usually needed for treatment of OCD.
236 viewsAnswered Nov 25, 2018
Last updated Nov 25, 2018
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