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Hi. I think it really depends what symptoms you're experiencing. Some are better for depression symptoms and some are better for anxiety issues.
I'm not a fan of the SSRIs. I don't like the sexual side effects and I've never found them much help as they just work on serotonin.
Different classes of ADs work on different neurotransmitters, at different levels. Some more serotonin, some more noradrenaline.
It's trial and error to be honest.
Asking and understanding why your doc is prescribing a particular one can help.
Hope you find one that works.