“What is prescribed for anxiety and depression?”
My 74 year old father has anxiety and depression. What is prescribed for anxiety and depression?
Dr. Valerie Augustus Psychiatrist GERMANTOWN, TN
There are multiple medications prescribed for anxiety and depression. A full evaluation by a qualified professional is necessary to determine the best medication for each individual.
Dr. Byron Mata Geriatrician Kennesaw, Georgia
Most of the SSRI family is very useful, but I like mainly mirtazapine, trazodone. But again, it's case by case.
William Woolery DO PhD Geriatrician | Geriatric Medicine Panama City Beach, FL
There are many medications available for elderly males who are exhibiting signs of depression & anxiety. First, the source of the complaints should be identified (dementia? Loss of spouse? Etc.). I would suggest that you see his PCP for further treatment options.