there one that is known to have the least side effect for most people?
This question really has no answer. No matter how I look at the chemistry, it really comes down to how your individual brain is wired;. If you push hard enough, that can come down to genetics.
The ratio of chemicals (simplification) in your brain is what determines how well a particular medication works and the side effects you will have. Those ratios are determined by genetics, history, and your current state. None of those are the same for any two individuals.
The best you can do is try a few things with your psychiatrist, keep a journal, and see what happens. Sometime later (months, but more likely years later) you will know what is best for you.
It only took me from 1997–2011 to find the right main drug, and we tried a lot of drugs. My docs have been tweaking other things since then. I had to add two years of intense therapy before it all came together, but that is me. What will work for you could be totally different.
Unfortunately each person is different, and you will most likely have to try several different medications at different doses before you find the one that helps. For me, Prozac had almost no side effects. Cymbalta had the most. A good way to start weeding some out is to check out which meds your insurance plan covers and then read user reviews about them on this site.
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