How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Pamela, LCSW Your Own Question
Pamela, LCSW
Pamela, LCSW, Psychotherapist/MSW
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 747
Experience:  25 years of experience in private practice and inpatient psychiatry;licensed in two states
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Pamela, LCSW is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I suffer from Depression and take Lexapro 20 mg daily. If

This answer was rated:

I suffer from Depression and take Lexapro 20 mg daily. If I am not on this medication I have fits of almost rage over small things and then cry because I feel bad for how I reacted. Recently I have been made aware of the fact that I change jobs every year or two. I remain in the same field just take on challenging jobs.
Hello and thank you for contacting Just Answer:

It sounds like your depression is of the irritable and agitated variety. I am glad that you are getting relief from lexapro and if you are having no negative side effects than you should stay on it.
I wonder if your job changes happened when you were on your lexapro or when you have stopped. If it was when you have stopped, then that would make sense in terms of not having a lot of patience and tolerance for the everyday stressors that go along with a job. If these changes have happened when you are medicated, then perhaps you are someone who needs a lot of stimulation to stay interested in a particular workplace.
I wonder why people have brought this to your attention. Has it caused problems for you or is it fine with you?
I hope I have commented on your information, if you need further info or I did not answer your particular question, please respond.
Otherwise, best of luck to you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I have always changed jobs. I was in the navy from 1994-1997 and joined just to get out of my small town. After that I changed professions to the medical field. I change jobs and go to other jobs that are challenging. Once I clean up the "mess" at that particular job I get bored and look for something else. I am wondering if I also have Adult ADD/ADHD.

That is very possible. It is very common for depression and ADD to co-occur. You may want to ask the person who is prescribing for a questionnaire on ADD so that you can determine if you fit the criteria. You could also find one online.
If you decide together, that you also have ADD, many adults find relief from stimulants like adderrall, ritalin and strattera. These are perfectly safe to take with lexapro. You could also do some behavioral therapy work to help you stay focused.

I hope this helps and wish you luck.
Pamela, LCSW and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you

Related Mental Health Questions