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what are doctors most likely to prescribe for anxiety and depression anxiety and depression

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Dr. Arpan Waghray
15 years experience Psychiatry
Cognitive : Cognitive behavioral therapy is a good treatment option. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (like paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, celexa, Prozac etc) are effective treatment strategies , however for more acute management of anxiety , benzodiazepines (like ativan, klonopin, xanax etc) could be used for the short term.Mirtazapine is also a reasonably good choice, especially if insomnia and/or poor appetite is also a concern.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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