Suggest remedies for persistent anxiety post a stroke
I think SSRI medication better choice for you
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From the available description I think SSRI group of medication should be tried in your case rather than Pristq (SNRI). This is based on the fact that post stroke depression and anxiety respond best to SSRI group of medications. Among the SSRI escitalopram (lexapro) and sertraline (zoloft) have best evidence.
I request you to discuss these two molecules with your psychiatrist. I understand there may be risk of stroke so they should be used along with proton pump inhibitor and never alone.
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