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Is Zoloft The Most Effective Medication For Anxiety And Depression
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
Not that easy: People rezpond differently to different types of medications. Whereas, one may tolerate and benefit from prozac, (fluoxetine) another person with the same symptoms may not. Most antidepressants have been shown to be effective with dep and anx and although pharmaceutical vompanies would want you to believe their's is best, i don't necessarily agree. Potential side effects do vary, which is an important consider. ...Read more
Depends on you: All of the SSRIs are effective in treating OCD, anxiety, and of course, depression. Different people have different results so no one SSRI is better or worse. Whatever works best for you is the best. Remember, though that higher doses are often needed to help with OCD. Also, you need to give these mess time enough to see if,they are helping. Work with your doc to get the best results. ...Read more
Is effexor (venlafaxine) effective for adhd and gad or there are better drugs for this combination of disorders?
Both are effective: Both mirtazepine and sertraline are effective antidepressants, but individual people may respond better to one than the other. The real question is what is the best treatment for you. This may require trying some different approaches -- including psychotherapy that accompanies treatment with medicines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What SSRI between Lexapro (escitalopram) and Prozac work better to treat depression, Ocd, and anxiety? Which is known to be a more effective drug with no weight gain
What is the most effective form of medication for depersonalization disorder with panic attacks? Currently on SSRI to no avail.
Depersonalization Di: Depersonalization Disorder is persistent or recurrent experience of feeling detached from, and as if one is outside observer of, one's mental processes or body. During this experience reality testing remains intact. There is no specific medication for this Disorder. psychotherapy can be beneficial. Panic attacks respond well to Medications like Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam). Please see a Psychiatrist . ...Read more
Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more
Is Paxil (paroxetine) regarded as the most effective ssri for anxiety associated with depression?
Individualized: All SSRI's are supposed to be effective. Every individual tolerates one or the other medication differently. What works great for you might not be as effective or tolerable for another. ...Read more
Love ; presence: Honestly, authentic love is probably the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression. Love with compassion, willingness to be present for daily tasks of living, and to hear stories that are on the person's mind. Sometimes professional treatment may also be needed in the form of lower doses of antidepressants, plus supportive psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are considered the most effective anti-depressant drugs to stop depression and social phobia?
Lamotrigine: "more effective" all depends on what you're comparng it to. Caveats/points of interest: - Lamotrigine both stabilizes/prophylaxes mania as well as helps raise the mood with an antidepressant like effect. - sometimes it is ineffective by itself for depression, and something else needs to be added. - potentially inadequate four mania/hypomania prophylaxis, particularly with vigorous anti-dep rx. ...Read more
Is the combo (Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL150mg+Buspirone60mg) instead of SSRI the best alternative to treat GAD and decrease the sexual dysfunctions caused by SSRI?
Alternative: These meds. have the possibility of interacting with each other (although this can be minimized by starting with a low dose). That said, there are safer alternatives. Personally, I tend to try Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) + Wellbutrin XL for patients who aren't doing well on an SSRI alone. But this is a matter of prescriber preference and what your physician feels is the most appropriate for you. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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