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I've had crazy side effects coming off lexapro- crazy dreams, mood swings, is this depression again?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not necessarily
Going on and coming off of antidepressant can have consequences.
Going on can result in a brief period of dreams or nightmares that clears quickly. Coming off of antidepressants can have a resurgence of the dreaming which goes away, but true withdrawal symptoms can also occur. If depression shows up after you have been off of the antidepressant, most likely it's a return of your depression.

In brief: Not necessarily
Going on and coming off of antidepressant can have consequences.
Going on can result in a brief period of dreams or nightmares that clears quickly. Coming off of antidepressants can have a resurgence of the dreaming which goes away, but true withdrawal symptoms can also occur. If depression shows up after you have been off of the antidepressant, most likely it's a return of your depression.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
Most likely side-effects of withdrawal.
Symptoms of depression involve changes in energy & appetite & sleep, anhedonia, anergia, poor concentration, etc.

In brief: Lexapro (escitalopram)
Most likely side-effects of withdrawal.
Symptoms of depression involve changes in energy & appetite & sleep, anhedonia, anergia, poor concentration, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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