Can Lexapro (escitalopram) trigger mania, or depression, or anger issues, anxiety?

Yes. There are two relatively common things that can happen. Any medication like Lexapro (escitalopram) ( a serotonin antidepressant) may cause a couple of days of increased insomnia, anxiety and agitation. As you suggested, less often, Lexapro (escitalopram) can "trigger" a mood cycle into mania or mixed state (agitated depression).

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Will Lexapro (escitalopram) help with my anxiety and phobias as well as depression?

Most Likely. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an excellent medication. It is helpful for depression as well as a variety of anxiety disorders. As with any medication, it may not be effective for every person in all areas but it is an appropriate medication to try for these conditions. As always, check with your doctor first to make sure it is appropriate for you with regard to your health status and any other medications you take. Read more...
Ssri for anxiety. Probably. Ssri antidepressants have been fkund to be effective for diminishing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Generally, it takes 10 days to 2weeks before you will feel benefits from Lexapro (escitalopram) with depression and about 4 to 6 weeks for anxiety. It takes 3 months before Lexapro (escitalopram) peaks, however, so stick with it. If you don' notice any benefit after taking it for one month, . Read more...
Yes. Treat it before it gets larger. Sometimes the treatment is very easy. Read more...