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Can effexor (venlafaxine) help reduce anxiety as well as help ocd symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes!

Effexor (venlafaxine) is as effective in several forms of anxiety.
The FDA recommends dosages similar to those for depression , but for both OCD and for the anxiety disorders clinical practice suggests dosages higher that depression; often 50% or more. Dosage is raised carefully: use of both clinical assessment and anxiety rating scales to assess progress. Progress takes patience.

In brief: Yes!

Effexor (venlafaxine) is as effective in several forms of anxiety.
The FDA recommends dosages similar to those for depression , but for both OCD and for the anxiety disorders clinical practice suggests dosages higher that depression; often 50% or more. Dosage is raised carefully: use of both clinical assessment and anxiety rating scales to assess progress. Progress takes patience.
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