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Does effexor (venlafaxine) tend to be helpful for comorbid adhd, depression, and anxiety?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Depression &: Anxiety - yes. It is not an adhd medication but may still be of some benefit.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) Benefits: Effexor (venlafaxine) is beneficial for treatment of depression and anxiety. It is not specific medication for adhd.
Dr. Travis Hansen
22 years experience
Yes...: Effexor (venlafaxine) is effective for both depression and anxiety but not adhd. That being said poor concentration or distractability can be a symptom of both depression and anxiety and would respond to effexor (venlafaxine).

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