126 patient evaluations for Escitalopram

dan1976
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dan1976
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
38 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jan 15, 2005 (Started Jun 12, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
HorsesdontgetHayfever
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HorsesdontgetHayfever
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
26 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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Feb 23, 2004 (Started Dec 23, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was forced onto this as a teen. I had been going through a lot of dysfunctional situations in my household, and really what I had needed was someone to talk to and encourage me because I didn't have that. I was stressed and often distant from family, but for legitimate reasons: having my weight/appearance criticized by them, not being able to communicate with schoolmates other than via internet, very strict guidelines of staying at home most of the time, and being told I would never succeed in an art career. The pills made me feel blank and zombified, made my head feel fuzzy and I could no longer sleep at night. Began heavily craving sweets and had a weight increase to 145 pounds which was unacceptable at home. This increased the teasing and only masked the actual problems. My advice, especially for parents/guardians is to not force someone who's underage onto a drug when they do not want it. It can negatively alter the way the brain forms and create drug dependency, some emotional problems resolve themselves past adolescence, and with behavioral therapy. Forcing someone onto something against their will can even further intensify emotional problems and learned helplessness. Putting that option out there for them is one thing, maybe even suggesting a trial period. Forcing is another thing altogether.

  • 0 helpful marks
ProfessorBeeker
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ProfessorBeeker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
33 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jan 12, 2004 (Started Jun 26, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was started on this during my first time inpatient because two of my family members had shown positive results while taking Celexa. This medication was stopped after my first suicide attempt.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
mountabora
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mountabora
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

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Dec 20, 2002 (Started Aug 20, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Stormborn
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Stormborn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Duration: 32 yrs
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
112 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jan 15, 2002 (Started Jan 15, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was able to stay up later to play video games.

  • 0 helpful marks
desi12
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2000 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know when I stopped taking this but haven't had it in years. I remember little about it. It probably stopped working.

  • 0 helpful marks
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