What Are the Best Meds for Anxiety and Depression?

Q:
What are the best meds for anxiety and depression?

A:
There is no such thing as best meds for anxiety and depression. Different drugs work for different individuals. Always consult your doctor before using medication.

People use anti-anxiety meds or anti-depressants to treat anxiety and depression. Anti-anxiety meds such as Xanax are for short-term treatment. They are very effective, but they cause addiction. Some believe that anti-depressants produce little effects. But advertising says they work well. So people think they work.
SSRIs such as Lexapro, Zoloft, and Paxil are for both disorders. SNRIs like Cymbalta, Effexor XR are effective for depression. Their effects show within 4 weeks of starting to take the medicine.

 

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