Our expert says:
What you describe symptomatically does indeed sound more like anxiety than depression - but anxiety can respond rather well to treatment with some of the drugs also used to treat depression ( just as they respond well to CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ).
As others have mentioned, it can take 2 to 3 weeks for any AD to show its full effects, and not everybody is best suited by the first one they try. If treatment by a GP is not working well, its worth seeking referral to a psychiatrist, for a more thorough assessment and a discussion of treatment options.
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