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    Condition: Depression
    1/28/2015 9:55:15 AM

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    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been taking for about 3 months, now feeling better and trying to quit .. I am have issue now weird like feelings dreams and something like seizures but not

    Condition: Depression
    1/14/2015 2:14:53 PM

    Reviewer:

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This "medication" is evil. It completely changed a family member's personality in a bad way! They went from a caring, calm, loving individual, to an aggressive monster. They began drinking alcohol, doing drugs, not caring about their education or career path. You would think that this sounds like depression itself! The thing is, they did not behave like this before taking the lexapro ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    1/4/2015 9:42:29 AM

    Reviewer: Alex611, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I have been on escitalopram for 4 weeks now. My depression was gone after two days, but it came back within a few days. There's a little bit of relief, but I'm extremely tired and lack motivation to do anything.

    Condition: Depression
    11/16/2014 2:39:01 PM

    Reviewer: ashes, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    20 mg I still want to be in a closet with the door closed. I hate my life.

    Condition: Depression
    6/19/2014 3:36:58 PM

    Reviewer: FeelGreatNnow, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Mild to moderate depression and anxiety for several years due to family, health and financial issues. Started Lexapro 8 months ago. 10mg for 2 weeks then 20 mg since. First few days were aweful and almost quit. Had weird head, strange dreams, couldn't sleep. it really was aweful but after a week it was much easier and the depression and anxiety were significantly reduced. After 2 weeks the sid ... Show Full Comment

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