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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) a good medication for depression?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) a good medication for depression?

Excellent: Inexpensive also but like anything else, it's all about you and what works for you. Talk to your doctor. Sometimes we try several until we find what works best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is remeron (mirtazapine) a good prescription for anxiety?

Is remeron (mirtazapine) a good prescription for anxiety?

Remeron (mirtazapine): For sleep, depression and maybe focusing, yes, for anxiety only off-label through its sedative effect. ...Read more

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Is lithium and lamictal a good combination for. Depression?

Is lithium and lamictal a good combination for. Depression?

For bipolar: This combination makes sense for bipolar depression, but not for unipolar depression. ...Read more

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Is nardil (phenelzine) a good drug for social anxiety or for depression?

Is nardil (phenelzine) a good drug for social anxiety or for depression?

Nardil (phenelzine) is an: Antidepressant of the class called maoi inhibitors and is effective for depression and anxiety. There are special considerations in using this class of antidepressants and some special risks. Talk to your doctor about these and make sure you understand. ...Read more

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Is trazadone a good antidepressant?

Is trazadone a good antidepressant?

Weak antidepressaant: At one time Desyrel (trazodone) was widely prescribed for treatment of depression. However, at the effectivedosages for depression, most people could not tolerate Desyrel’s pronounced tendency to cause sedation and drowsiness, especially during the daytime when these side effects interfered with work and daily activities. Generally it effects sleep and but it is only a mild antidepressant. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for bipolar depression?

What is a good medicine for bipolar depression?

Bipolar depression: while depression can be treated by an antidepressant, need to be careful of going mania. so mood stabilizers are the best options for this. Lamictal, Lithium, Depakote, Tegretol among others. Lamictal helps Bipolar depression while others help stabilize mood from going into mania. need to cover with mood stabilizer in addition to depression Rx. see a psychiatrist to help with med selection ...Read more

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What is a better treatment for anxiety and ocd, Paxil (paroxetine) or nafazodone?

What is a better treatment for anxiety and ocd, Paxil (paroxetine) or nafazodone?

Paxil (paroxetine): Of the two drugs you mention, Paxil (paroxetine) would be better for anxiety and ocd. It is in the ssri class, which is known to treat these conditions. Nefazodone is a sedating antidepressant. It might decrease anxiety via sedation, but is not directly anxiety-relieving. Nor does it treat OCD to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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Is remeron a good drug for anxiety.or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better.thanks?

Is remeron a good drug for anxiety.or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better.thanks?

Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more

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Is trifluoperazine good for depression?

Is trifluoperazine good for depression?

Ni: It's an old high potency antipsychotic--it can be energizing but it's not for depression & has lots of side effects ...Read more

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Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral.Thanks?

Which is a better drug for anxiety Buspar (buspirone) or lustral.Thanks?

Target treatment: Anxiety is a large category of conditions. Depending on what you actually are diagnosed with, a variety of options may target your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a good combination drug for depression?

Is there a good combination drug for depression?

Depression drugs: There are numerous drugs, some that have combined effects on different transmitter receptors. The key lies in each patient's individual chemistry. It require careful trial and error of one drug (sometimes varying the dose) while following through with the same doctor with whom you can communicate well. The process of communication with your doctor is critical. ...Read more

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Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Not by itself: Serotonin cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, and so is not available as a supplement. However, 5-htp is a precursor which is converted into serotonin in the brain. Many researchers believe serotonin imbalance influences mood in a way that leads to depression -- not necessarily a direct effect of low serotonin. But some feel that serotonin may affect regeneration of brain cells. ...Read more

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Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Is Risperdal good for anxiety?

Usually : Risperdal can help with anxiety. However, it is not a benign medication. It must only be used with doctor supervision. ...Read more

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In general is Celexa (citalopram) a good med for anxiety? I have more anxiety & less depression. Or would there be a better choice for a daliy med for anxiety?

Yes it is: Celexa (citalopram) is one of several medications from this family that are in fact the backbone of Anxiety treatment protocol. It gradually regulates anxiety. The process of treatment is an active one and it requires regular adjustment and fine tuning of medsgood luck and feel better ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression ?

Is  viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression ?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): It is fairly new, produced by same company that makes Lexapro (escitalopram) (forest) & it seems to work for some, with few side-effects, if dosed correctly as per package insert (10 mg. Then 20 then 40 per day). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more