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A 57-year-old male asked:

I am on 8mg valium,10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and 1 sleeping tablet daily.i started lexapro (escitalopram) 11 weeks ago.for the last 2 weeks i am irritable and short tempered.

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Incomplete response.: Depression is frozen anger and I believe that you are getting better . I believe that you need an increase of your Lexapro (escitalopram) because you are still depressed. You should also be seeing a therapist to help you cope with depression.
Last updated Jun 27, 2014

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