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A 28-year-old male asked:

Which one is the best to treat obsessive complosive and social phobia. sertraline or paroxetine?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Patients come first: This is not how medicine works. When comparing similar medications one has to take into account the patient in front of them first and their likely reaction or side effects to the medications under consideration. It also depends on the history of other meds they are on or have tried.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 29 years experience
Alt.behavioral: While researching meds, consider researching effective behavioral/psychological treatments: to conquer social anxiety the "gold standard" treatment is graded exposure/systematic desensitization. To take charge of ocd, the gold standard is exposure & response prevention. A clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety can be huge help. Learn about at anxierybc.Org. Also see ocfoundation.Org.
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Last updated May 12, 2016


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