A 39-year-old male asked:
hi, which antidepressant drug would you recommend for someone with insomnia and mild depression and anxiety caused from sleep deprivation? also, i am currently on .75 klonopin before bed for sleep for few month now but looking to taper off it. thx
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Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Individualized: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing you, but the first thing that comes to mind is paroxetine (Paxil an SSRI). It is mildly sedating in most people, so should help with sleep. It is very good for depression & anxiety. It has a low side effect profile. Older meds called tricyclics could be good, but have more side effects. Be prepared to try 1 or 2 to get the right fit.
Answered on Mar 20, 2016
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