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A 50-year-old female asked:

Which works quicker and is better for anxiety and depression: prozac or celexa? i was on lexapro (escitalopram) for 2 years and it stopped working.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Antidepressant Medic: Your emotional Health is Precious! Lack of good response of Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression while taking for 2 years indicates that you will benefit fro therapy to undestand stressors causing depression with feelings of sadness, crying spells, hurt shame, guilt, resentment, frustration; how to overcome these feelings. Prozac and Celexa will not help as they are in the same family of medication as Lexapro (escitalopram)
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.

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