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A 36-year-old male asked:

i am 37 y o suffering of ocd almost now for 3 yrs started with gad. currently on anti-depressent called ceprelax 20 mg, my problem is wieght gain?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Reevaluate Rx Plan : If treatment is not helping symptoms , it needs to be reevaluated. The drug listed above is not in listing of antidepressants. Weight loss can be related to some antidepressants but there are other problems that can contribute to weight gain. It may be time to reevaluate your treatment plan or for you to better understand it.

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Is there any good medicine for gad and sad other than benzo?

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I completely agree!
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A 42-year-old male asked:

Going to see psych today about a plan for my gad but i can't take ad's what do you think he could give me ?

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Psychiatry 23 years experience
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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have all symptoms for gad, should I get help?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Best to be assessed: When having symptoms of a psychiatric condition, it is best to follow up with a qualified mental health physician who can best assess your immediate concerns and determine if you have a condition that requires an individualized approach to wellness.

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