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what is the best anxiety medicine for extreme daily anxiety

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what is the best anxiety medicine for extreme daily anxiety and also what is best for extreme depression?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Ed Wilfong replied 6 years ago.
There is no "best". Everyone responds a little differently to each medicine. Effexor effectively treats anxiety and depression. Celexa and Zoloft are also good. If the Lexapro ever work, it may have "pooped out" the term used for when a medication works for a long period of time then becomes ineffective. We don't know why it happens, but we know it does. Generally, changing medications will help a great deal. Clonazapam and related drug will develop tolerence and are really for occasion use only.

When life circumstances contribute, counseling is almost always needed. Medication is not enough. Research shows medication plus counseling is far superior to either medication or counseling alone.
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