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A 31-year-old male asked:

If anxiety or depression is said to be caused due to chemical imbalance in brain, such as with serotonin etc. can't these get corrected on their own or medicines are required to balance them out in every case? does medicine fix it permanently?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Not all the time do medications be required for treating anxiety or depression. In contrast, medications may not able to fix these conditions permanently.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
No, the medication deals with symptoms and lacks permanent benefit when stopped. Better to learn coping skills via cognitive behavioral therapy
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Last updated Dec 15, 2021

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