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A 28-year-old male asked:

i've been placed on venlafaxine er with an initial dose of 150mg. is this recommended? i have major depression and anxiety with panic attacks.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Common: This med at this dose is commonly prescribed for what you describe. However, there are issues coming off of Venlafaxine and the history of this medication is worth investigating. See Carlat's book "Unhinged".
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Venlafaxine: Venlafaxine (ER) can be used for the treatment of these conditions. The dose is usually titrated to your response.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

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