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Can the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) produce euphoric symptoms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hmm, well, er, uh!

Not normally. The exception would be if an anti-depressant flipped someone with a bipolar spectrum disorder into mania or hypomania.

In brief: Hmm, well, er, uh!

Not normally. The exception would be if an anti-depressant flipped someone with a bipolar spectrum disorder into mania or hypomania.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Erik Messamore
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A worrisome response

Some people who have been depressed for a long time and who, finally, start to become symptom-free can experience brief euphoria as energy levels finally get back to normal and life seems interesting again.
HOWEVER... multi-day euphoria accompanied by unusually high energy levels or decreased need for sleep could be mania and urgently requires medical attention because mania can be disastrous.

In brief: A worrisome response

Some people who have been depressed for a long time and who, finally, start to become symptom-free can experience brief euphoria as energy levels finally get back to normal and life seems interesting again.
HOWEVER... multi-day euphoria accompanied by unusually high energy levels or decreased need for sleep could be mania and urgently requires medical attention because mania can be disastrous.
Dr. Erik Messamore
Dr. Erik Messamore
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