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What is prescribed for anxiety and depression?

My 74 year old father has anxiety and depression. What is prescribed for anxiety and depression?

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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.
Most of the SSRI family is very useful, but I like mainly mirtazapine, trazodone. But again, it's case by case.
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.