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17 yr old male. Had depression. Anxiety and ocd. He's on Zoloft and wellbutrin. Would it be wise to try pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a seratonin reuptake inhibitor such as Zoloft.
, so it does not necessarily have more to offer than Zoloft.

In brief: Not necessarily
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a seratonin reuptake inhibitor such as Zoloft.
, so it does not necessarily have more to offer than Zoloft.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anxiety and ocd
First you need to know that wellbutrin (bupropion) is not effective in OCD and may actually make it worse shown in a study by vulink nc in 2005.
Second please know that 30 %of all patients with OCD show insufficient improvement with state-of-the-art treatment. So before proceeding with treatment please have a test done by assurerx to determine genetically if his metabolism responds to the medications.

In brief: Anxiety and ocd
First you need to know that wellbutrin (bupropion) is not effective in OCD and may actually make it worse shown in a study by vulink nc in 2005.
Second please know that 30 %of all patients with OCD show insufficient improvement with state-of-the-art treatment. So before proceeding with treatment please have a test done by assurerx to determine genetically if his metabolism responds to the medications.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)
Consult the prescribing md.

In brief: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)
Consult the prescribing md.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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