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What is the best treatment for anxiety disorder besides zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Daryl Tanski
Psychiatry

In brief: Combination

Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination.
Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief.

In brief: Combination

Psychotherapy and medication are most effective in combination.
Regarding antidepressants such as zoloft, (sertraline) there is no consistence that one is superior to another. Treatment must be individualized to ensure adequate relief.
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In brief: Several

Regarding medication, any of the newer antidepressants have equal potential benefit.
It can be a bit of trial and error. Prozac, lexapro, cymbalta, effexor (venlafaxine). Often you need higher doses for anxiety. The benzodiazepines have their place such as xanax, clonazepam. Having the right therapist can make a huge difference. Exposure treatments have been shown to be beneficial.

In brief: Several

Regarding medication, any of the newer antidepressants have equal potential benefit.
It can be a bit of trial and error. Prozac, lexapro, cymbalta, effexor (venlafaxine). Often you need higher doses for anxiety. The benzodiazepines have their place such as xanax, clonazepam. Having the right therapist can make a huge difference. Exposure treatments have been shown to be beneficial.
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