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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have struggled with depression for the last 15 years. i have also developed a dependency on drugs /alcohol. what pills help compulsive disorders?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
More Pills?: I have several friends with the same struggle. Two have won the battle with the help of aa and modern medicine. Start with aa in your area and believe you want to win the battle as my two friends have then seek out good therapy to discover why you are depressed. It could be a chemical imbalance or just something that needs to be resolved from within. Enjoy the journey, win the battle, be free/hppy.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
SSRI Antidepressants: Ssri & snri antidepressants can help with compulsive anxiety. But stopping alcohol or drugs is deeper than taking a pill. You will need a specific recovery program such as aa and/or na, as well as help from an addiction medicine doctor (some are psychiatrists). Also, a well put-together inpatient rehab program can give you a running start; a dual diagnosis one treats your depression as well.
Last updated May 8, 2016

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