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What is the best anti-depression and calmative drug ?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on other signs and symptoms you have which may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for a mental disorder, in the case of major depression, there are probably 30 different drugs and one is not necessarily the best.
If after a careful one hour examination with me, i thought you had major depression and anxiety, one of the favorite drugs i like to prescribe is called nortriptyline.

In brief: It depends

It depends on other signs and symptoms you have which may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for a mental disorder, in the case of major depression, there are probably 30 different drugs and one is not necessarily the best.
If after a careful one hour examination with me, i thought you had major depression and anxiety, one of the favorite drugs i like to prescribe is called nortriptyline.
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No drug is "best"

There are several antidepressants and even more anti-anxiety drugs available.
The "best" for one person may not be the best for another. Doctors select treatments based on a person's unique symptom profile, past experience with medications, other medical issues they may have, and so forth. If one drug were always the best, then everyone would get that one. It doesn't work that way.

In brief: No drug is "best"

There are several antidepressants and even more anti-anxiety drugs available.
The "best" for one person may not be the best for another. Doctors select treatments based on a person's unique symptom profile, past experience with medications, other medical issues they may have, and so forth. If one drug were always the best, then everyone would get that one. It doesn't work that way.
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Dr. David Carlson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is none

You need to see a competent psychiatrist who can do a thorough evaluation and explain the alternatives available- what works best for one person may not for the other.

In brief: There is none

You need to see a competent psychiatrist who can do a thorough evaluation and explain the alternatives available- what works best for one person may not for the other.
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