Forest Laboratories, the manufacturer of the popular brand of Escitalopram called Lexapro, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Escitalopram is an anti-depressant commonly prescribed to those suffering from anxiety and depression thanks to its ability to the natural balance of serotonin in the human brain.
Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Serotonin is neurotransmitter that is primarily responsible for the regulation of several elements of everyday life (including learning, mood, memory, rewards and sleep). Escitalopram has proven to be an effective treatment that is capable of improving the amount and quality of sleep, increasing appetite and improving outlook and attitude towards daily life. Other benefits users of Escitalopram 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. Extended use of the Escitalopram may result in withdrawal symptoms may occur if the user suddenly stops using it.
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