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What's the best antidepressants for weight loss?

What's the best antidepressants for weight loss?

None: Depression and being overweight go hand in hand but antidepressant is not the answer. The problem is in your relationship with food and at our institute we search for the root cause and start with treatment there, as well as initiating weight loss and detox. To solve the weight problem is work, but done properly it can be solved long term. ...Read more

Tricyclic Antidepressant (Definition)

This medication which includes many variants is named for the three rings that make up its chemical structure. Currently it has been mostly replaced by ssri drugs which have less side effects, it is still used to treat a variety ...Read more


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What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

MANY: There are many possibilities of treatment for depression. The categories of medications are; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: prozac celexa zoloft lexapro luvox paxil serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors: cymbalta pristiq effexor wellbutrin viibryd tri-cyclic antidepressants: elavil pamelor imipramine etc so lots of different options so just speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more

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What are the best antidepressants for youth people?

What are the best antidepressants for youth people?

SSRI: But about 4 percent might get worse and experience suicidal ideation, therefore, must be watched closely. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressant to take for panic disorder?

What is the best antidepressant to take for panic disorder?

Everyone unique: Ssris usually a few require maois--find a doc who treats pd & work with him or her--if someone in your family has pd & is doing well on a drug it will likely work for ypu. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight?

What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) : Best to talk to your doctor about what medication might be best for you and the symptoms you might be having. That said, Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL is activating and has been shown to decrease weight in certain patients with depression. However, some patients gain weight with this medication as well ... It's more of an individual response than a hard/fast rule. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressants that will help me lose weight ?

Discuss options: There are a few antidepressants that are weight neutral such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) but there are side effects and issues that must be discussed on an individual basis. Discuss it further with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressants for weight loss. I'm very depressed ?

What is the best antidepressants for weight loss. I'm very depressed ?

Not the reason for: the prescription. The SSRI's are all fair at not increasing the likelihood of weight gain, but are not best for weight loss. Perhaps Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I have a small sample size of patients as a measure for weight loss on an antidepressant. Bear in mind that depression itself often causes weight gain so getting help for your depression at all is likely to help with any weight loss goals you have. ...Read more

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Which is the best antidepressant for severe depression?

There is no one best: Antidepressant. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is great if your have pain too. Wellbutrin is superb for atypical depression. The ssri 's are good for anxiety and classical depression. Etc. Medications can be chosen for their side effect profiles as well as their niche benefits. ...Read more

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I have a history of depression. What is the best antidepressant medication?

I have a history of depression. What is the best antidepressant medication?

No "best" : Each person responds differently and even what works for awhile might need to be switched. Part of this is actually placebo, you activating your own optimism and hope. Another part is the novelty of internal chemical experience disrupting the depressed patterns. Without life changes you can learn in talk therapy the old rut can return. So go for safest drug and make good life decisions. Best! ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

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What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

Best Antidepressant: No best antidepressant exists. Different people respond differently thru trial & error, mostly guided by tolerability & side-effect profiles of the medicines, history of prior response, & family history of response to similar medications. ...Read more

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What is the best antidepressant to take with synthroid (thyroxine)?

What is the best antidepressant to take with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Doesn't matter: If you're taking the right amount of synthroid (thyroxine) replacement, it doesn't matter. It's the same as if your thyroid was normal. ...Read more

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I have schizzoaffective disorder and I'm very lethargic and un motivated and bit depressed, what's he best antidepressant (I'm on lamictal and abilify (aripiprazole)?

I have schizzoaffective disorder and I'm very lethargic and un motivated and bit depressed, what's he best antidepressant (I'm on lamictal and abilify (aripiprazole)?

Schizoaffective : If you are not comfortable or unsure about the medication your Doctor prescribed then it is advisable to get a second opinion from a Psychiatrist after you have had a complete physical exam by your Primary Care Physician to rule out any underlying illness. A Clinical Psychologist can also help you with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .

What do you think is the best antidepressant for depression, OCD and GAD? I've tried citalopram, amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) so far and nothing .

See below.: U can speak w/ your dr. about a trial of Effexor (venlafaxine) which may help for depression & GAD & to a lesser degree for OCD. Seek a referral to a therapist w/ training & experience in teaching relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery & muscle relaxation prior to a trial of exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization or flooding. Luvox or Anafranil may also help for OCD. ...Read more

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Best working antidepressant medication? Any tips?

None is "best": There are no reliable differences in how well different antidepressants work. For this reason, they are mostly prescribed on the basis of side-effects. I.e., more sedating meds when depression interferes with sleep, more activating meds when depression saps daytime energy. Some are more apt to upset stomach, others to lower sex drive. Balancing these factors can be subtle. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to.medications but im not sure what is best for.me

What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to.medications but im not sure what is best for.me

Equal: On face value most SSRIs are equivalent to each other. Specific recommendations depend on other medicines you take, your reaction, any side effects you might have and your genetic drug metabolizing enzymes. Fluoxetine also known as Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first SSRI and has a long half life so can be taken once per week but otherwise all at pretty similar. ...Read more

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I have PTSD. I've tried everything non- medicinal. What antidepressant best helps? Please answer the question, don't tell me to seek alternates . Thx

SSRIs: Antidepressants called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) like fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram or escitalopram can alleviate a lot of the symptoms of PTSD. They especially help with the anxiety, moodiness and irritability. Certain blood pressure medications, like clonidine and prazosin can help with insomnia and nightmares. However, therapy is always first and best for PTSD. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Which antidepressant is best to take with depakote?

Depakote: Depakote is often used to stabilize mood in someone with bipolar disorder. If possible, no antidepressant at all is used, because these can precipitate mania. Some bipolar patients do need additional antidepressants, but your own doctor who knows your case is the best resource to discuss this with you. Depending on how much anxiety you also have, possibly wellbutrin (bupropion) or Celexa are choices. ...Read more

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What's the best 'first time' mild antidepressant for someone who's been depressed for over 4 years? How much mg day is recommended for 110lbs person?

Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg in am: Good class of medications to start are SSRIs. From that class Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa (citalopram) if your insurance does not cover the more expensive Lexapro. Starting doses are for Lexapro 10mg usually in the morning and 20mg for celexa, also in the morning. ...Read more

Mother Takes Antidepressants (Definition)

Many medications (prescription and over-the-counter medications) will pass into the mother's milk. Most of them are safe, but check with your pediatrician ...Read more


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Non Tricyclic Antidepressant (Definition)

Non-tricyclics are a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more