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Will the citalopram help my low mood and anxiety?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely

If you were prescribed citalopram, i assume the doctor diagnosed major depression and/or an anxiety disorder.
If so, the medicine is quite likely to improve your symptoms. However, not all low moods are major depression, and not all anxiety requires medical treatment, so if citalopram was not prescribed following a careful evaluation, the chance it will help is much less.

In brief: Most likely

If you were prescribed citalopram, i assume the doctor diagnosed major depression and/or an anxiety disorder.
If so, the medicine is quite likely to improve your symptoms. However, not all low moods are major depression, and not all anxiety requires medical treatment, so if citalopram was not prescribed following a careful evaluation, the chance it will help is much less.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry

In brief: Maybe

Citalopram is an effective antidepressant, but it is not a great anti anxiety medication.
Medications like zoloft, Cymbalta or Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may be better choices to deal with both.

In brief: Maybe

Citalopram is an effective antidepressant, but it is not a great anti anxiety medication.
Medications like zoloft, Cymbalta or Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may be better choices to deal with both.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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