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A 24-year-old male asked:

Is an ssri like escitalopram going to benefit me? i am suffering from insomnia and anxiety. whenever i lie down i get stressed that i won't sleep.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Escitalopram effects: Escitalopram is for treatment of depression and Anxiety, it can increase insomnia and anxiety. Your Anxiety and insomnia are likely due to stresses of relationship, separations, work and finances, See a Psychiatrist for Therapy. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation. If you still feel need for medication, discuss Lorazepam or Alprazolam with Psychiatrist
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