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What antidepressant/anxiety medication would you recommend for my 15 yr old daughter?
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In brief: It depends
Selecting an antidepressant medication is not easy.
See a psychiatrist. Also investigate psychotherapy in addition to, or instead of medication for an adolescent. They tend to heal quickly in psychotherapy.

In brief: It depends
Selecting an antidepressant medication is not easy.
See a psychiatrist. Also investigate psychotherapy in addition to, or instead of medication for an adolescent. They tend to heal quickly in psychotherapy.
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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This is a complicated potentially threatening problem. Do not use the internet for your treatments, but see a qualified physician for the best advice.

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This is a complicated potentially threatening problem. Do not use the internet for your treatments, but see a qualified physician for the best advice.
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Depends
In general, antidepressants known as SSRIs such as Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, on Lexapro (escitalopram) are always top shelf treatment for either anxiety or depression.
One thing to keep in mind is that for anxiety you need more robust doses than for treatment of depression with antidepressants. Anxiety is always more brittle of the two syndromes to treat. Ask your physician about the main and side effects and risks and benefits of these medications.

In brief: Depends
In general, antidepressants known as SSRIs such as Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, on Lexapro (escitalopram) are always top shelf treatment for either anxiety or depression.
One thing to keep in mind is that for anxiety you need more robust doses than for treatment of depression with antidepressants. Anxiety is always more brittle of the two syndromes to treat. Ask your physician about the main and side effects and risks and benefits of these medications.
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