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Is citalopram effective to treat manic depression?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Caution

Citalopram can treat depression.
The issue is, that -- in patients who have bipolar disorder -- antidepressants like citalopram can increase the risk of switching from a depressed or normal mood to one that is manic. Often a mood stabilizer is added to prevent such a mood switch. So it is important to discuss this issue and how to deal with it in advance with your psychiatrist.

In brief: Caution

Citalopram can treat depression.
The issue is, that -- in patients who have bipolar disorder -- antidepressants like citalopram can increase the risk of switching from a depressed or normal mood to one that is manic. Often a mood stabilizer is added to prevent such a mood switch. So it is important to discuss this issue and how to deal with it in advance with your psychiatrist.
Dr. Kira Stein
Dr. Kira Stein
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Do not recommend

it''s use for monotherapy.
It may trigger mania or hypomania.

In brief: Do not recommend

it''s use for monotherapy.
It may trigger mania or hypomania.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Celexa (citalopram)

Not by itself, but in combination with mood stabilizers.

In brief: Celexa (citalopram)

Not by itself, but in combination with mood stabilizers.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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