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What medications are recommended for middle age female with major depression and severe anxiety?

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WildcatVet 2 days 12 hours ago

Hi, My! There are many options to choose from, but the most commonly prescribed are the SSRI's (Celexa, Lexapro, etc.) and the SNRI's (Effexor, Pristiq, Cymbalta, etc.).
Be aware that every medication affects every individual differently. What works for me may not have any effect on you so don't be surprised if you have to try several different medications to find the best results,
Best wishes and good luck! Brighter days are ahead for you. Wildcat

janiebme 2 days 9 hours ago

Hi foursons-
You stated that you are middle age. Here are a few option, if you have not tried them. Have your hormones levels checked (pre-menopause), this includes thyroid and glucose levels and have a full panel blood/urine tests done. To rule out anything organic. Maybe try cognitive behavior therapy, acupuncture, yoga, exercise, long walks, a furry companion. Talk to your family or close friend (s) about what is happening. Maybe do what you can afford and are comfortable with before going the antidepressant route. Sometime a short term benzo along with therapy may help. Or a non-addictive med like Buspar for anxiety. Many times depression follows anxiety. Talk to your doctor about the many option.

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