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I feel depressed and anxious all the time. I'm thinking of starting Citalopram 10mg for 6 months. is the treatment advisable? (I'm a pharmacist)

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: As a pharmacist

you know all the medication issues with this medication.
Do you have psychiatric training? Probably not. Go see a psychiatrist.

In brief: As a pharmacist

you know all the medication issues with this medication.
Do you have psychiatric training? Probably not. Go see a psychiatrist.
Dr. Steven Griggs
Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See doctor

A professional hazard for many in the healthcare field is to self-medicate.
While I'm sure you are knowledgeable and highly educated in pharmacology, please take meds for depression and anxiety under supervision of your pcp or an experienced psychiatrist. If you have seen a doctor who's recommended Celexa (citalopram) 10 mg, this med and dose is a reasonable starting point. I hope this is helpful. Take care.

In brief: See doctor

A professional hazard for many in the healthcare field is to self-medicate.
While I'm sure you are knowledgeable and highly educated in pharmacology, please take meds for depression and anxiety under supervision of your pcp or an experienced psychiatrist. If you have seen a doctor who's recommended Celexa (citalopram) 10 mg, this med and dose is a reasonable starting point. I hope this is helpful. Take care.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Dr. Patricia Foster
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need Examination

The decision to start or not start ANY medication for a medical condition is predicated on history, examination and appropriate diagnostic data.
There could be conditions that if corrected (eg. thyroid, adrenal, etc.) can resolve symptoms of what appear to be depression thereby avoiding unnecessary medication or other treatments. That's what the doctor should do.

In brief: Need Examination

The decision to start or not start ANY medication for a medical condition is predicated on history, examination and appropriate diagnostic data.
There could be conditions that if corrected (eg. thyroid, adrenal, etc.) can resolve symptoms of what appear to be depression thereby avoiding unnecessary medication or other treatments. That's what the doctor should do.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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