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What is the best antidepressant for performance anxiety?

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I'm having some issues with presentations. I try to avoid talking in front of people whenever I can, but my boss wants me to give a presentation to co-workers on the status of our division. I can't stand the thought of standing in front of my co-workers and giving a speech. I want to know what is the best medication that I can take to help with it.
asked Jul 28, 2015 in Performance Anxiety by anonymous

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answered Jul 29, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
selected Sep 10, 2015 by drcarlo
If I have performance anxiety because I'm extremely nervous will a drug like viagra help? I told my doctor that I have performance anxiety, and he wanted to prescribe me viagra, but I'm only 24.

Another question that I have is if you take all those medications, will any of them make you impotent? Like all of these anti anxiety medications can't they stop you being able to get an erection?
Viagra will only help if you have erectile dysfunction (ED). If it is caused by performance anxiety, then Viagra will not be helpful. See the following link for information on how to deal with performance anxiety: http://anxietyboss.com/anxiety-forums/26/is-performance-anxiety-based-on-my-physical-or-mental-state.

Regarding your second question, if you take an antidepressant such as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or an SNRI (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), then it can cause sexual side effects of impotence and delayed ejaculation. For more information on the side effects of SSRIs and SNRIs, please click the following:
https://anxietyboss.com/anxiety-treatments/ssris-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors/
https://anxietyboss.com/anxiety-treatments/snris-serotonin-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitors/
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