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What is better for anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia? Prozac, remeron, (mirtazapine) or celexa? Or maybe other?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on person

All of the medications you mention can be highly effective.
It can take awhile to find the one that has the best benefit with fewest side effects. At present, it's trial and error. We have no tests to match person to best antidepressant--although that is an area under active study.

In brief: Depends on person

All of the medications you mention can be highly effective.
It can take awhile to find the one that has the best benefit with fewest side effects. At present, it's trial and error. We have no tests to match person to best antidepressant--although that is an area under active study.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Individual choices

There are many different medications for these complaints, because there are many different people who have them. No one medication is the best for everyone.
If you see a psychiatrist, s/he can assess your situation & needs, and select a medicine specifically tailored to you. Then s/he will follow your response to make sure you're getting relief. Your response determines the best med for you.

In brief: Individual choices

There are many different medications for these complaints, because there are many different people who have them. No one medication is the best for everyone.
If you see a psychiatrist, s/he can assess your situation & needs, and select a medicine specifically tailored to you. Then s/he will follow your response to make sure you're getting relief. Your response determines the best med for you.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. David Hoffman
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Meds and Dep

Insomnia needs to be attended to first because it effects everything else, the meds you mention and others can lessen dep and help with sleep for some.
The one best thing you can do to improve sleep is make sure to get up same time each day, not go to bed early. If you wake up early get up. Ask your prescriber and be patient with med trials, it's hard but it pays off!

In brief: Meds and Dep

Insomnia needs to be attended to first because it effects everything else, the meds you mention and others can lessen dep and help with sleep for some.
The one best thing you can do to improve sleep is make sure to get up same time each day, not go to bed early. If you wake up early get up. Ask your prescriber and be patient with med trials, it's hard but it pays off!
Dr. David Hoffman
Dr. David Hoffman
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