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What dosage of celexa (citalopram) to doctors perfer in order to help with physical anxiety symptoms such as lightheadedness, body tremors, and ill feeling daily?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology
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20 mg/day is typical, but with anxiety (vs.
Depression), it is best to start with a smaller dose (e.g., 5 mg) and increase slowly, because the drug will likely increase your anxiety first, before it helps. Also, medication alone is not optimal treatment. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) should help you understand and overcome the cause(s) of your anxiety (not just the symptoms).

In brief: More to it...

20 mg/day is typical, but with anxiety (vs.
Depression), it is best to start with a smaller dose (e.g., 5 mg) and increase slowly, because the drug will likely increase your anxiety first, before it helps. Also, medication alone is not optimal treatment. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) should help you understand and overcome the cause(s) of your anxiety (not just the symptoms).
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