So even though sertraline falls in the SSRI category, it is the most dopaminergic of all the SSRIs and so may worsening his anxious distress initially.
Escitalopram is considered the best tolerated and has the fewest CYP mediated drug interactions. It is also advisable when one has associated anxiety.
Why will you complete the mood disorder questionnaire (MDQ) prior to prescribing an SSRI?
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