Sexual problems have been reported as a relatively common side-effect related to male patients.
Psychiatric medications (psychoactive drugs) can assist in relieving many symptoms of anxiety or depression, but they do not necessarily correct the underlying problem.
It is recommended to continue other forms of therapy such as psychotherapy, counseling, self-help books or videos, and complimentary alternative medicine.
Antidepressants Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely regarded as the first choice in the pharmacological treatment of chronic depression.
Commonly used SSRIs for depression: Escitalopram (Brand name: Lexapro) Fluvoxamine maleate (Brand name: Luvox) Paroxetine mesylate (Brand name: Pexeva) Paroxetine / Paroxetine mesylate (Brand names: Paxil, Pexeva) Desvenlafaxine (Brand name: Pristiq) Fluoxetine (Brand names: Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra) Commonly used SSRIs also used for anxiety: Citalopram (Brand name: Celexa) Fluoxetine (Brand names: Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra) Fluvoxamine maleate (Brand name: Luvox) Paroxetine / Paroxetine mesylate (Brand names: Paxil, Pexeva) Sertraline (Brand name: Zoloft) top Subscribe to the Free Cool Anxiety Newsletter Like SSRIs, SNRIs are among those most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications.
They are used to treat depression symptoms, and are also used "off label" for anxiety.