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The Best Antidepressants For Irritability
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
In ones professional experience which of the anti-depressant SSRIs/SNRIs overall tend to work better for anxiety disorders with fewest side-effects.
In general: Lexapro, (escitalopram)Viibryd, Brintellix, but there's no pat answer because one person may do great on a med that someone else can't tolerate or finds useless--best indicator is if someone in your biological/genetic family is doing great on a drug chances are you will also ...Read more
All are similar: The various ssri antidepressants have similar mechanisms of action but differ in serotonergic potency and specificity, length of action, metabolism and--most importantly--efficacy and side effects with any given individual. No valid claim can be made as to the 'fastest-acting'. Some people respond in a week, some in 6-8 weeks, some have an early activating side effect felt as helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the combo (Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL150mg+Buspirone60mg) instead of SSRI the best alternative to treat GAD and decrease the sexual dysfunctions caused by SSRI?
What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?
Prozac or paxil (paroxetine): Start with prozac. It is known to be beneficial for the individuals suffering from ocd. Most probably that general anxiety is part of ocd. If Prozac is not effective wellbutrin (bupropion) may be tried for ocd. Paxil is known to reduce social anxiety. In ocd and social anxiety, you will get better results when the medicine is combined with cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more
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
Cannot say: It depends on the person, severity of symptoms, other health issues, and other meds taken. Generally, it is started at a low dose and then titrated up until effective while minimizing the side effects. There is no standard dose for gad and depression, only a range (which is broad). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is your opinion on the effectiveness of Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg ER in the treatment of social anxiety and generalized anxiety, with depression?
TITRATE: If someone is depressed enough to need an antidepressant the usual is to stay on it for a year to 1 1/2 years on the dose that works. Then - if depression free - consider titrating the dose down slowly over several weeks. Let your dr help you do this. Two heads are better than one. ...Read more
Which of the following drugs are best for mild anxiety, lustral Lexapro or buspar, (buspirone) thanks?
Depends . . .: Serious side effects (se’s) of trazodone are priapism, allergic reactions, problems breathing, thinking changes & stiff muscles. Sedation results from ?1 & 5-ht2 antagonism. Because trazodone is rarely used alone to treat bipolar (BP) (it can induce mania), i'm assuming you are taking other BP meds w/ it. If so, it is hard to discuss other possible se’s w/o knowing the other meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...Read more
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