I suffer from GAD and depression. Paxil is the LAST thing anyone with anxiety should be prescribed. For depression alone, it may be fine, but if you have chronic anxiety along with depression, the stimulant properties will literally drive you up the wall. Why doctors continue to prescribe Paxil and other new anti-depressants with stimulant properites for individuals with depression/anxiety disorders isa mystery to me. Effexor is fine.