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Dr. Z, Psychologist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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I am having a problem with anxiety. I am probably depressed.

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I am having a problem with anxiety. I am probably depressed. I am having problems at work and it is affecting my personal time. I have no energy or desire to do anything. I need help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice in a Q&A format. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum.

Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. May I ask, have you every tried St. Johns Wort? Would you be willing to go to your primary care physician for a prescription for an antidepressant?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will probably have to. I have a problem with taking medication for a long period of time.
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

You can try natural supplements of St. Johns Wort and Omega-3, but these are usually only effective for mild depression and anxiety. I would recommend that you instead go to your primary care physician and ask for a prescription for either Lexapro or Zoloft as these are very effective for treating anxiety and depression, and have a low rate of side effects too.

Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

I hope this answers your question and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.

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