Our expert says:
Dear mr A.
I have absolutely no idea why ANYONE would ever prescribe Rivotril, a drug intended to treat Epilepsy, for any case of mild Depression or anxiety.
People with either anxiety or depression can readil become irritable. Sounds as if you'd benefit more from seeing a psychologist ( who can't prescribe drugs, mercifully ) for psychotherapy to talk through the very clear psychological issues you have identified. If the psychologist identifies that there is a significant degree of Depression also present, and feels that an antidepresan could help, you could arrange with your GP for a prescription, and if Cipramil helped at all, try instead Cilift, a chemically identical but much cheaper generic version of the same drug. But get working on the psychological approach, soon, as it can bring useful relief.
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