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Posted by: Es | 2010/03/10

Antidepressants

Hi,

Been put on Molipaxen but have previously been on Eglynol, Lorien Cirpalex and Effexor - how does the psychiatrist decide which one is best for a person. Am on Ativan - my doc says with the Molipaxen it acts in three ways so should help for the depression and the anxiety and I should eventually be able to go off the Ativan - does ones body just know when it is ready to go off

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OK, Eglonyl is not an antidepresant, though some docs in SA seem to think it might be. A psychiatrist has had years more training and experience in assessing the details of a specific person and their possible reactions to different meds, to plan how to try for the best dosage, and so on. Mosty a vailable antidepressants nowadays can help depression and also anxiety. A psychiatrist is best able to assess, with your inputt, when you may be ready to stop taking a medicine. Ativan can be very difficult to come off of, so it is best to do this on the specific and detailed advice of a psychiatrist.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010/03/10

OK, Eglonyl is not an antidepresant, though some docs in SA seem to think it might be. A psychiatrist has had years more training and experience in assessing the details of a specific person and their possible reactions to different meds, to plan how to try for the best dosage, and so on. Mosty a vailable antidepressants nowadays can help depression and also anxiety. A psychiatrist is best able to assess, with your inputt, when you may be ready to stop taking a medicine. Ativan can be very difficult to come off of, so it is best to do this on the specific and detailed advice of a psychiatrist.

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