F, no antidepressant is intrinsically better than another, but one or more probably will be for you.
The trick is finding it/them. On average it can take 3 or 4 attempts and 6 months to find one that is both effective and tolerable. There are gene tests under development that may shorten this process but they are still some years away.
Generally SSRI class antidepressants have fewer side effects than the older tricyclic and MAOI drugs, but it doesn't always work out that way. I can't tolerate SSRIs and while the MAOIs I tried were far an away the most effective, their dietary restrictions weren't compatible with my life-style at the time. So, IMO, you best initial shot would be a SSRI, perhaps fluoxetine (Prozac). If that doesn't work, then try another of that group. Fluoxetine tends to be the most stimulatory. If you find it too much so, then citalopram (Celexa) is about in the middle with paroxetine (Paxil) at the sedating end of the scale.
If you don't have any joy with SSRIs, then the old standby tricyclics (TCAs) would be worth a try. The first one developed, Imipramine (Tofranil), is still considered the gold-standard antidepressant. Most TCAs are more sedating than SSRIs.
Be aware that antidepressants often make anxiety worse initially, so my advice is to start off at a small dose and ramp up slowly, say at 7-10 day intervals. While many ADs are now available in low 'starter' doses, even these can be too much for the extra sensitive, so, if necessary, ask the prescribing doctor whether you can spit the tablets. Cheap pill-cutters available from pharmacies make this more accurate, and less bloody than using a knife. DO NOT do this without getting the OK from the doctor.
There can be very valid reasons why this won't be OK in your case.
I understand the difficulty is accessing psychotherapy. That can be difficult even in big western cities. However,
is a free on line CBT course that you may find helpful.
NOTE: I am not a doctor, and more importantly, I'm not your
doctor so the above advice is necessarily of a general nature which may or may not apply to you. Always consult your health provider before acting on anything you've read here.