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A 19-year-old male asked:

Me and my psych were talking about trying paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety/depression. i've tried many others. even though it's an older drug, is it a good option?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
maybe: It can be a very effective medication. It is sometimes associated with weight gain, feeling tired and usually requires a slow titration when it is stopped. Mood stabilizers are sometimes beneficial as well.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
May be useful: Some patients have done well on Paxil (paroxetine) for both depression and anxiety, and if you have failed other meds, it is worth a try here.

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