Update on "New Here"

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Registered: 07-29-2006
Update on "New Here"
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Thu, 01-21-2010 - 1:15pm

Hello there.

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Registered: 05-04-2007
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 1:51pm

Glad it's all working out for you!


If the suggestions weren't helpful in their specific form, atleast it opened the discussion. Now you know each other's thoughts on the matters.


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Registered: 07-29-2006
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 3:35pm

Yep!

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Registered: 12-07-2009
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 12:10pm
I know you're not a medical professional or anything...but can I ask where your husband went to get the prescription? I've always wondered that...can you just walk into your normal family doctor and tell them you have generalized anxiety and they hand you some lexapro? Or do you have to go to psychiatrist/therapist and all that? Just curious...the more I hear about lexapro the more I feel like I might benefit from it.
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Registered: 09-30-2007
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 1:16pm
Finallykf
 
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Registered: 07-29-2006
Fri, 04-01-2011 - 2:53pm
I'm a registered nurse. Lexapro is most definitely an anti- depressant but is also prescribed as an anti -anxiety medication as well, as are other some other anti depressant medications. It is extremely common for GPs to diagnose generalized anxiety and depression and to be the first line prescribers of medications. Some GPs prefer to refer to psychiatrists instead. In other cases GPs will attempt to treat the condition but if it cannot be managed with a single, low dose medication they will then refer the patient to a psychiatrist to rule out any other underlying mental pathology and to try combination therapy with multiple medications. It's actually quite common for OB/Gyns to prescribe anti-depressants as well.
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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:57pm

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