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Cymbalta for depression and anxiety

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If I wanted to get medication for depression and anxiety, can I see a general doctor (the one who does my yearly physical exam) or can only a psychiatrist prescribe that? (I'm interested in Cymbalta). THank you!


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replied February 20th, 2008
Bipolar Disorder Answer A3685
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant drug that belongs to the group of pharmaceuticals called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI). SSRIs and SSNRIs are frequently prescribed by primary care physicians, especially family physicians, but if you'd like a more precise diagnosis, it may be best to seek the advice of a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist.




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