Our expert says:
I'm guessing that you're seeing a psychologist, who is an expert in psych conditions who can't prescribe meds. A Physiologist is a scientists specializing in the way bodies work normally, and has not skills whatever to see or advise people on their health.
Overall, it'd be best to see a psychiatrist, and discuss your concerns and previous experience. Antidepressants are useful in depression AND in anxiety problems of various kinds. Only around 60 % of people respond well to the first one they try, so one may need to try more than one before finding which best suits your particular brain and body chemistry. We vary quite widely in which side-effects turn up and in how severely they trouble us. There are antidepressants like Agomalatine, a recently available one, which does NOT cause the sexual side-effects or weight gain or loss, which trouble some people on many of the others.
Apart from the drugs accidentally called Antidepressants ( because that's what they were first found to be useful for ) which can be effective in depression and a range of anxiety problems, there are no drugs really useful in the medium or long-term treatment of anxiety - the sedative tranquillizers beloved of too many GPs and usually offered for anxiety have only short-term benefits in relaxing you ( like a stiff drink ) and have the same problem as alcohol in that they can be habit forming if used for over 2 weeks at a time.
Many websites give basic information about all these drugs, though only those from proper medical and academic sources are likely to be reliable. But its not useful for you to try to select the med yourself - do thios in conversation with your psychiatrist, so as to best be able to make the best decisions on this
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