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Zispin or Lexapro (escitalopram) ,which is best for anxiety.Thanks?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Best anxiety med?

Lexapro (or escitalopram) is an SSRI thats commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety (& is FDA approved for both of these uses).
Zispin (or mirtazepine) is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant. Itis also often used to treat anxiety. There is no on best agent to treat your anxiety anxiety. Talk with your doc about the right meds& treatment for you!

In brief: Best anxiety med?

Lexapro (or escitalopram) is an SSRI thats commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression and anxiety (& is FDA approved for both of these uses).
Zispin (or mirtazepine) is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant. Itis also often used to treat anxiety. There is no on best agent to treat your anxiety anxiety. Talk with your doc about the right meds& treatment for you!
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Dr. Ian Cook
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ESC has FDA approval

Both Mirtazapine (Zispin, Remeron) and escitalopram (Lexapro) have US FDA approval in major depression; escitalopram additionally has generalized anxiety disorder as an approved use, which means that the manufacturer has submitted sufficient evidence showing a significant benefit on anxiety to satisfy regulations.
Other treatments may also work but may not have the data to show it.

In brief: ESC has FDA approval

Both Mirtazapine (Zispin, Remeron) and escitalopram (Lexapro) have US FDA approval in major depression; escitalopram additionally has generalized anxiety disorder as an approved use, which means that the manufacturer has submitted sufficient evidence showing a significant benefit on anxiety to satisfy regulations.
Other treatments may also work but may not have the data to show it.
Dr. Ian Cook
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