Forest Laboratories, the manufacturer of the popular brand of Citalopram called Celexa, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is commonly prescribed as a treatment for depression. Citalopram can alleviate the symptoms associated with depression by restoring the levels of naturally occurring serotonin in the human brain.
Citalopram has proven to be an effective treatment capable of improving the user’s amount and quality of sleep, increasing appetite and improving outlook and attitude towards daily life. Other benefits users of Citalopram can expect include being less fearful, lower levels of anxiety, a decrease in unwanted thoughts, fewer panic attacks and a reduction in the frequency and intensity of compulsions (repeatedly washing hands, turning light switches on and off, etc), all thanks to Citalopram’s ability to restore serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is neurotransmitter that is primarily responsible for the regulation of several elements of everyday life (including learning mood, memory, rewards and sleep).
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