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celexa is it just for deppreshion??

is celexa just for depression?? or does it also help with anxiety's??  is this one on the bottom of the list?? like zoloft,paxil,lexapro,prozac..this is in the same category  as these others....please explain this?? thanks     james
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547573 tn?1234655710
Namaste,
Celexa is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It works by restoring the balance of serotonin, a natural occuring substance found in the brain, which helps to improve certain mood problems.

Celexa is used to treat depression.  This drug is also used to treat eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa) and other mental conditions (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder).

All the other medications you mentioned are from the same family(SSRI's).
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Yes, Celexa can help with Anxiety also. It is best used when the patient is suffering both Depression and anxiety. About 85% of people that suffer from Depression also suffer from anxiety. The two seem to go hand in hand together in many cases.

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212753 tn?1275073111
I know you from the bi polar board. I have been taking celexa for 8 years now. It works great It has worked on both my depression and my anxiety.
It is imprtatn for bi polars to be on both a mood stabilizer as well as an antidepressant. On e with out the other will make you go the oppisite way.
NO Caffeinne or sugar as these will aggrave the  bi polar.
exercise and regular diet and rest will also help you stablize
Be sure you give your meds 4- 6 weeks to kick in.
Love Venora
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