My doctor prescribed citalopram and everything I read seems to suggest thus drug is meant for depression. Even my Doc seemed to brushed of me saying I'm not depressed. I am a happy person who suffers anxiety. Is this the right drug?
Hi, Josh! Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, etc. are all drugs that were R&D'd and marketed originally as antidepressant medications. In field use it became apparent that they did an equally good job with the various anxiety/panic disorders. In fact, over 2/3 of prescriptions written for these drugs are for anxiety/panic.
It avoids you using the benzodiazipines such as Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, etc. which are dangerously addictive.
Best wishes, Wildcat
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