8 patient evaluations for Citalopram taken for the purpose of 'Major Depressive Disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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equinya
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equinya
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
26 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Trichotillomania)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Emotional numbness or flatness, Jaw clenching, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jaw clenching, Insomnia, Emotional numbness or flatness

Jan 11, 2011 (Started May 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Emotional numbness or flatness, Jaw clenching, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first, I didn't think that I would be able to continue taking this medication the first 3 weeks was brutal insomnia, tired, and emotionally paralyzed at a constant state of depression. After the first month I started to feel very positive and the months to fallow were fine with mild jaw clenching and lowered libido. I've been taking this medication for some time now and I feel it is no longer helping me improve my depression, it has instead made me emotionally flattened. I do not feel especially happy or sad. I do not want to use a higher dose or another medicine to treat my depression, but instead I want to wean off and feel what it's like to not be emotionally flat again.
Side effects: Jaw clenching, Insomnia, Emotional numbness or flatness

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depressed_to_death
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depressed_to_death
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
39 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 1, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

May 13, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 30, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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ricecrispies
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ricecrispies
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F47y
FM:16y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially, this worked for me. In the past two months I have noticed a decrease in efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Cheddar
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Cheddar
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
47 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Mild Depression

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Mild Depression)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took the medicine at night as it makes you drowsy.

May 29, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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MaineGuy
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MaineGuy
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 59
Condition: Lyme 23 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Lyme

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Feb 12, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5600 mg Daily

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Confused214
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Confused214
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
72 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jan 25, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I do not think this treatment is working like it should,I still get very depressed at times while taking this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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KKmom
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KKmom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Dec 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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lostinmd
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lostinmd
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
36 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Oct 16, 2011 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Severe (Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This created worse suicidal thoughts in my specific case. It appears that the other SSRI's I have been on have done the same thing.

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