A 17-year-old male asked:
It right for mom to threaten me about not taking me off of my lexapro (escitalopram) every time i get an attitude, i can't get myself off since i'm 17? rdy 2 get off
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) & my mom?: It sounds like you and your mom are having a tough time. Have you mentioned this to your psychMD/therapist? Maybe it would be helpful to talk about the difficulty you have w/ mom w/ a trusted therapist or have a family meeting? Lexapro, (escitalopram) an SSRI, is prescribed for treatment of anxiety and depression. It's best to discuss when the med should be stopped with ur doc & make the best choice 4 ur health!
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Last updated May 8, 2016
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