Which antidepressant works best for anxiety disorders?

It depends. In head to head studies, antidepressants generally work equally well. The choice of antidepressant really depends on the side effects that the person may have or be willing to tolerate. In ocd, most doctors use either fluvoxamine or clomipramine because they work the strongest on serotonin receptors. But other antidepressants have been known to help too.
The best medication. Is the one that works for you! there are a number of medicines out there that work well to prevent anxiety. Have a psychiatric evaluation to get the best treatment for you. Who knows, you may not even need a medication.

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I have tried many antidepressants for anxiety disorder. Which have you had the most success with?

Several. I've seen many benefit from effexor, (venlafaxine) celexa, lexapro, paxil, and others.Some may also need intermittent or scheduled benzodiazepines. I've had long-lasting success with classical homeopathy too -- especially when people are so sensitive to pharmaceuticals they just can't take them, or they don't work. Talk with your doctor about your own case; you can arrive at a plan that helps you. Read more...
Options. I agree with dr pappas. If u have been through many ssris and snris at good doses as well as tcas, do not forget to consider an maoi. These antidepressants can be very helpful for anxiety and are often overlooked. Read more...

I am going to be switching antidepressants for generalized anxiety disorder. Need advice!?

BuSpar (buspirone) or antidepres. The non- addictive medications include Buspirone and some of the antidepressants including Paxil (paroxetine) (i usually prescribe pexeva), effexorxr, lexapro, and hydroxyzine. Gabapentin and Pregabalin are used in treatment resistant situations but are not specifically approved for gad. The bemzodiazepines are used as well as triazolo benzodiaepines, but all carry the risk of addiction. I will leave it to my colleagues to comment on the psychotherapy of generalized anxiety disorder. There are also not medicinal herbal treatments that can be used and i'm sure that my colleagues will comment on those as well. Read more...
Need supervision . Don't know the reason for the switch perhaps side effects or lack of effect. Be sure to have this done under the care of your doctor as your symptoms may worsen with sudden discontinuation of medication. Your doctor will decide how fast to make the switch depending on your symptoms. Good luck. Read more...

Which mao inhibitors and tricyclic anti depressants are also good for anxiety disorders?

Old pills new era. Old meds have too. Many limitations it is like running a 286 computer when u have 786 available or when every one has iphone and u have still have old phone 20 years later i don't mean old is not good but we r learning to evolve as we go so we don't ride on camel when we travel we fly so monoamines are the camels of psychiatry but we still.Need them in some cases of treatment resistant depression. Read more...
Certain ones. In my practice and with my patients with various anxiety disorders, i often find the tricyclic antidepressant nortriptyline to be quite beneficial. Some doctors who did not receive their training until the 90s, may not feel comfortable prescribing some of the older medications. Read more...

Why are some tricyclic anti-depressants are good for anxiety disorders?

Norepinephrine. Tricyclics typically work on more receptors than the ssris, which target serotonin. Some people find that their particular depression or anxiety symptoms respond better to medications that work on norepinephrine or acetyocholine. Read more...
We don't know. Nearly all antidepressants turn out also to be good for treating anxiety too. We still do not understand exactly how they produce their effects on either depression or anxiety. Tricyclic antidepressants were among the first to be used widely; they are less commonly used now because they have more side effects than new antidepressants but can stil be very useful. Read more...

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...