18 patient evaluations for Escitalopram taken for the purpose of 'Major Depressive Disorder'

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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: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 1, 2016 (Started May 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Constant brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it just didn't work.. 
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
John Jamson
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John Jamson
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
35 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Nov 13, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have taken this med more than once and not been impressed with it either time. Told the md that when put on it this time but they wanted me on it anyway. Then they increased the dosage saying it usually doesn't help. I was impressed to say the least.

  • 0 helpful marks
Srs2388
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Srs2388
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 28y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Severe
1 seizure
10 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Suicidal thoughts or urges, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
bassoongirl
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bassoongirl
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27
Condition: Migraine 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Migraine

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Apr 15, 2015 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Apathy

May 18, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Apathy

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Apathy

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Apathy

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JandyM
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JandyM
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 57
Condition: CADASIL 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
CADASIL

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Mar 12, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sexual side effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When starting an anti-depressant, remember that it will usually take several weeks before you can feel a positive difference.

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AutumnFairy
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AutumnFairy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F46y
FM:10y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sher1
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sher1
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F57y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 15, 2013 (Started Dec 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ohboy
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ohboy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
40 F
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Nov 24, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was the best single treatment I have tried for MDD. But alone it did make me want to sleep 10 hours a night. Added Buproprion for additional energy and to obtan more complete relief from Depression.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 21, 2011 (Started Jun 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this med with my evening meal.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bombsyki
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Bombsyki
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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