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Does anxiety require a higher dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) than depression?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

On what kind of anxiety you're talking about.
Ocd often does require higher-than-antidepressant doses. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic, etc might not. If you're not getting the hoped-for benefit, it can be an ongoing process with your psychiatrist to find an effective regimen. Psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for anxiety, and should be a part of yours if it's not already.

In brief: It depends

On what kind of anxiety you're talking about.
Ocd often does require higher-than-antidepressant doses. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic, etc might not. If you're not getting the hoped-for benefit, it can be an ongoing process with your psychiatrist to find an effective regimen. Psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for anxiety, and should be a part of yours if it's not already.
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