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 Dr. Kaushik Your Own Question
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik, Psychiatrist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 4672
Experience:  MD Psychiatry
9385906
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Dr. Kaushik is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Fiancee is on celexa for major depression, does not seem to

Resolved Question:

fiancee is on celexa for major depression, does not seem to be effective completely. is there a better medication choice?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 8 years ago.

HI HERE,

Since how long he has been suffering from major depression?

Since when he started taking celexa and what dose ?

Any other medicine besides this , is he on?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
has suffered from major depression for several years. started on lexapro about four months ago then was switched to celexa for economy two weeks ago. no other meds. at this time.
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 8 years ago.

Well instead of celexa , you should consult your doctor and ask him to put your fiance on Venlafexine and Trazadone (BOTH ARE GOOD ANTIDEPRESSANTS FOR MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER) combination along with buspirone (anti anxiety) .

THE DOSE AND THE DURATION should be decided by your doctor, also celexa should not be discontinued abrubtly but its dose should be tapered slowly.

I hope my answer is of any help for you.

Wish your fiance and you good health.

REGARDS......

-------------------------

PLEASE PRESS THE ACCEPT BUTTON IF YOU FEEL SATISFIED WITH MY ANSWER AND KINDLY CARE TO LEAVE A POSITIVE FEEDBACK

Dr. Kaushik and other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you