Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What Should I Take for My Anxiety?

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Question: I have been on Zoloft for a couple of years. It's not helping anymore even though my doctor has upped the dosage. Is there something out there that works better for generalized anxiety disorder, which is what I was diagnosed with?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
When someone doesn't respond to increasing doses of medicine, it's usually time to discuss this with a specialist who can prescribe another medication or augment your Zoloft with a mood stabilizer or other drug.
 
I'd recommend you ask for a referral to psychiatrist for re-evaluation of your condition. The major effect of Zoloft occurs at the 50-milligram daily dose, and raising the dose is not always the answer. Ask your doctor to review your medication regimen, and to at least discuss your case with psychiatrist so you can start a modified regimen — perhaps even before a psychiatrist  actually sees you for consultation.

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