A 48-year-old female asked:
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primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?

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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety /depression: Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them.
Answered on Oct 14, 2019
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Dr. Mark Roberts
41 years experience Family Medicine
Excellent advice!
Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
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Thank you so much Dr Roberts
May 4, 2014

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