A 45-year-old female asked:
Was prescribed lexapro (escitalopram) 10, so afraid to take antidepressants. severe depression/anxiety.please advise on this drug the good and bad.iknoweveryonediff?
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Dr Jacobson gave: you some great input. I have found Lexapro to have fewer side effects than other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It can be very effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety. I hope that you get over your fear so that you can accept help.
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Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
DEPRESSION: It is important to find the correct combination of medications with your Psychiatrist. Medications alone are not sufficient since they do not teach you coping mechanisms. Psychotherapy with a Clinical Psychologist can help you find ways to handle stress that will help your medications to work better. It is appropriate to obtain a second opinion from a Psychiatrist if you have concerns about meds.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2020
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