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Dr. Vikas
Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  MBBS ; M.D Psychiatry, MS. Health Informatics
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I have depression and anxiety. I take 20mg prozac(fluoxetine)

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I have depression and anxiety. I take 20mg prozac(fluoxetine) right now and I have starting to feel more anxious, agitated and quick to anger lately. I am in the beginning stages of divorce and right now my spouse will not move which is causing me a great deal of stress. Do I need to add a medication to help me control this unwanted feelings what do I need to do?

Dr Vikas :

Hello

Customer:

hi

Dr Vikas :

Any stressful situation can worsen or aggravate anxiety and depression symptoms. I can understand your situation and do agree with you that you can discuss with your doctor about further increasing the dose of Fluoxetine to 40 mg per day.

Customer:

I have 4 children 19, 16, 13, and 2 and I need to be the best I can for them any help

Dr Vikas :

In addition to this option, you can also try psychotherapy specially Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Customer:

Ok so increasing the dosage should help

Dr Vikas :

Cognitive Behavior Therapy can bring long lasting benefit in your thinking pattern and the resultant depression and negativity.

Dr Vikas :

yes, increasing the dose by your doctor should help and CBT will also help.

Dr Vikas :

I am giving you a link to a website which provide free online CBT.

Customer:

thank you

Customer:

thank have a good day

Dr Vikas :

You are most welcome. You can try online CBT via this website.

Dr Vikas :

You too have a good day.

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