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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have been on both prozac and zoloft thru out the years, and neither works anymore. im still very anxious/ocd, and depressed and irritable. what medication do you suggest? i cant get into dr rn cuz of covid-19 goin on. so i wanted another opinion

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Other avenues: Stay on a routine, consider removing inflammatory food from your diet , sugar dairy, grains, exercise regularly 30min or more /d, Work on regular down time , meditation, or mindfulness . Get into a counseing relationship, PCP may be good referral source . wellbutrin/buproprion works differently that the prozac, /zoloft may be a good choice
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antidepressant: Agree with earlier input. Did you try to contact your PCP or psychiatrist? Many providers are currently seeing patient's via virtual health/ telehealth? Some providers took a while to get long-distance care going. So I encourage you to try again. Your provider can make the best recommendation based on comprehensive assessment.

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Last updated May 15, 2020

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