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What anti-depressant or anti-anxiety drug would best be

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What anti-depressant or anti-anxiety drug would best be prescribed for a male of 25 years of age who has been suffering from clinically diagnosed post traumatic stress disorder for the past 8 years without taking anything besides prescribed Wellbutrin which did not help but even made him more depressed after three months so he through them out.
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What are your main symptoms?
Did therapy with psychiatrist help?
Hi Debra,
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Different treatments are used to treat PTSD.
Sometimes, psychotherapy alone helps.
In other cases, combination of psychotherapy & medicines are used.
Those can include CBT, individual or group therapy, relaxation techniques etc.
Different medicines are used to treat it.
However, which one would be best for whom can not be predicted beforehand.
Response to treatment varies individually.
SSRIs like fluoxetine, paroxetine or sertraline are often helpful.
For those with anxiety, anxiolytics like lorazepam, diazepam can be helpful.
Medicines like betablockers, tricyclic antidepressants & a few others are also used.
When wellbutrin did not help, I would advise to discuss with your psychiatrist about the above options.
I hope this information helps.
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