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If I went to the dr for anxiety he even said I had it why would he perscribe prozak which.A side effect is anxiety?

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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Misnomer

Prozac (fluoxetine) and other ssri medications are the drugs of choice for treating anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and depression.
People get confused because they are traditionally called "antidepressants". Most of these medications can cause transient anxiety in some people and this side effect should not be the reason to be afraid of taking it under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

In brief: Misnomer

Prozac (fluoxetine) and other ssri medications are the drugs of choice for treating anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and depression.
People get confused because they are traditionally called "antidepressants". Most of these medications can cause transient anxiety in some people and this side effect should not be the reason to be afraid of taking it under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine) anxiety

There are is at least 8 types of anxiety disorders with its own specific symptoms.
There are other conditions such as bipolar disorder with severe anxiety and also different treatment strategies . Then there are mrdical conditions that anxieties predominate this is not to mention medications that can cause anxiety. Lets not forget the energy drinks with potassium and stimulants. Ask if these apply.

In brief: Prozac (fluoxetine) anxiety

There are is at least 8 types of anxiety disorders with its own specific symptoms.
There are other conditions such as bipolar disorder with severe anxiety and also different treatment strategies . Then there are mrdical conditions that anxieties predominate this is not to mention medications that can cause anxiety. Lets not forget the energy drinks with potassium and stimulants. Ask if these apply.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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