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Does SSRIs and SNRIs treat anxiety differently?

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I an confused if I should take for my anxiety and low energy low moods SSRI OR SNRI . Which is better
Mon, 7 May 2018 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 14 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

SSRIs and SNRIs have the same evidence base for treatment of anxiety. Either one is fine and perfectly acceptable for treatment of anxiety. I would start with an SSRI as the side-effect profile tends to be better -- SNRIs sometimes cause blood pressure changes which SSRIs do not. But either class of medications is likely to help you.

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