I have being suffering from anxiety and depression for the past six years, and did not tell my parents because they did not believe in anxiety and depression, and couldnt tell my doctor due to the fact that he was also a family friend of ours. Now 23 and recently switched doctors due to us moving to another country, i decided to tell my new doctor today and she prescribed lexapro 10m g and told me to do some blood work. i am afraid cos most of the side effects i have read of users of the drugs online are forgetfulness, increased anger, tiredness, loss of emotions, slurring of speak, of which i do already have... do u think all this symptoms will increase when i start takignthe meds, cos this things are the cause ofme doing very poeer;ly in college and well has affected me in all areas of my life, socially, mentally, acedemically etc.