Our expert says:
ALl antidepressants do what you want for SOME of the people taking them. But only some 70 % of us respond well to any particular AD drug. Thus one might be lucky with the first one tried, or may need to try two or more to find what suits one's own particular chemistry. You mention not liking the effects of Xymbalta, but of course there are many others which could be tried.
Maybe wise to have an assessment by a good local psychiatrist, and to discuss your choice of treatments.
An alternative is CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, which good research has shown to be as effective as antidepressants, and to have lasting benefits.
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