Our expert says:
There is absolutely no reliable formula to predict which drug, like an antidepressant, will best suit which person. NONE of them have "the least" side effects in everyone - we vary in how we react, and one with few noticeable side-effects in one person may annoy another. Generally, it takes at least 2 weeks before the full effects start to be noticeable, because of how long it takes for the useful effects within the brain to become established.
However. with your type of concerns, do NOT rely on the opinion of a GP, but ask to see a good local specialist psychiatrist, for a full assessment, and then a discussion of the treatment options with someone who knows the meds and who will by then also know you well enough to provide useful advice.
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