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Lexapro is a prescription-only medication used to treat Depression Disorder in adults and in adolescents ages 12 to 17. It is also used to treat generalized Anxiety Disorders in adults.
About Lexapro and Depression/Anxiety Disorder
Lexapro is part of a family of drugs known as selective serotoninA neurotransmitter that is believed to influence mood. SSRIs help relieve the symptoms of depression by increasing the available supply of serotonin in the brain reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. Lexapro helps to increase the supply of a chemical messenger in the brain called serotonin. Lexapro appears to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety by increasing serotonin with minimal effect on many of the other chemicals in the brain.
How SSRIs Work
The brain chemistry of depression and anxiety is not fully understood. However, a growing body of evidence supports the view that people with these disorders have an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters. These are chemicals in the brain that allow nerve cells to communicate. One of these neurotransmitters is serotonin. An imbalance in serotonin may be an important factor in the development of depression and anxiety.
SSRIs block the reabsorption of serotonin into the first nerve cell
It is this blocking action that causes an increased amount of serotonin to become available
This is how SSRIs affect the balance of serotonin in the brain.
Additional Lexapro Resources
Know Your Depression Symptoms – Read more
Frequently Asked Questions – Read more
How to Talk to Your Doctor – Read more