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which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It depends: In head to head studies, antidepressants generally work equally well. The choice of antidepressant really depends on the side effects that the person may have or be willing to tolerate. In ocd, most doctors use either fluvoxamine or clomipramine because they work the strongest on serotonin receptors. But other antidepressants have been known to help too.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The best medication: Is the one that works for you! there are a number of medicines out there that work well to prevent anxiety. Have a psychiatric evaluation to get the best treatment for you. Who knows, you may not even need a medication.

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What's the best treatment for runners knee?

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

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Dr. Gary Lederman
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MAD: The machine, cpap, can be very effective. There are new designs of the masks, which can now cover just the nose, controlling pressure and direction isi proving that type of care. A mandibular advancement device, or mad, is made by a dentist. It holds the lower jaw forward to help, keep, the airway open. Also, sleep, position, weight loss, reduce alcohol can help.

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