Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Signifi...

Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Significantly Improves Depression Symptoms In Adolescents

There are 3 comments on the MediLexicon story from May 13, 2008, titled Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Significantly Improves Depression Symptoms In Adolescents. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

“In this study, Lexapro significantly improved depressive symptoms in adolescents with MDD, and was also well tolerated by study participants.”

Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry Forest Laboratories, Inc. announced that study results show Lexapro significantly improved symptoms of depression as compared to placebo treatment and was well tolerated in ... via MediLexicon

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Scott Becker

White Plains, NY

#1 May 13, 2008
Up until now most teenage depression was never treated which was very alarming considering that up to 8 percent of the teen population is affected by depression. A big part of the problem can be traced back to the fact that back in June of 2003, the FDA issued a recommendation that paroxetine which is the generic name for Paxil not be used to treat children or adolescents with depression. Considering how damaging depression is especially on a young life the fact that Lexapro can now be used successfully is a major advancement in the battle against depression. For additional depression information you can check out my posts at


#2 Feb 1, 2010
never use antidepressants on kids!

however if you are adult and you keen to save on lexapro - its worth switching to generic escitalopram.

i recently purchased it here and it works for me very well


#3 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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