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A 51-year-old female asked:

i have major depressive disorder with some anxiety. i take celexa (citalopram) 20mg and clonazepam. 0.5 mg at night. having trouble falling asleep/ early wakenin.

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Depression/Anxiety: Medication dosages might not be optimal. Discuss with your doctor possible adjustments.

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