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Could a person who isn't depressed take a medication like celexa (citalopram) to feel good?
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Celexa (citalopram) may help relieve anxiety and insomnia in some people who are not depressed.

In brief: Depends
Celexa (citalopram) may help relieve anxiety and insomnia in some people who are not depressed.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry
In brief: Depends
All ssri's, including citalopram (celexa), have subtle effects on cognitive function that a person may or may not notice.
They reduce obsessive thinking, for example, and they also seem to reduce emotional sensitivity to some extent. Someone who is very sensitive to the criticism of others, or someone who obsesses with worry, may feel better on celexa, even if they are not depressed.

In brief: Depends
All ssri's, including citalopram (celexa), have subtle effects on cognitive function that a person may or may not notice.
They reduce obsessive thinking, for example, and they also seem to reduce emotional sensitivity to some extent. Someone who is very sensitive to the criticism of others, or someone who obsesses with worry, may feel better on celexa, even if they are not depressed.
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
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Dr. Syed Viqar
Psychiatry
In brief: NO
Depression is caused by defiency of " neurochemicals" and if you are not deficient it will not make any difference.

In brief: NO
Depression is caused by defiency of " neurochemicals" and if you are not deficient it will not make any difference.
Dr. Syed Viqar
Dr. Syed Viqar
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