Antidepressants & Anti-Anxiety Medication
High-functioning anxiety and depression are treated with the same types of medications as other forms of these conditions. Serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) medications are popular choices. Although they work in different ways, both types of medications aim to increase the amount of serotonin in the body. These families of medication do well with the symptoms of both depression and anxiety. One of the reasons that antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be the same thing is that the symptoms of these conditions often occur at the same time. Although those with high-functioning anxiety and depression often try to hide their condition due to shame, it is important to know that one in ten Americans is on an antidepressant. In fact, it is the most prescribed type of medication in America for those aged eighteen to forty-four.
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