Lexapro Splash

Lexapro Splash

Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder isn't the end of the road-it's the beginning of a new journey toward healing. In this partnership between Beliefnet.com and Seroquel, you'll learn about ways to talk to your doctor as well as some spiritual techniques you can use to cope.

What Is Depression?

Depression is a real medical illness - one that needs to be diagnosed and properly treated.

What Causes Depression?

The causes of depression are not always clear. It may be brought on by a specific event or combination of events-or for no apparent reason at all.

Symptoms of Depression

To be diagnosed with depression, a person must have several of these symptoms at once.

Treating Depression

Depression is a medical condition like any other. And, just as there are treatments for conditions like diabetes or heart disease, there are treatment options available for depression.

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, suffer from persistent worry and tension that is much worse than the anxiety most people experience from time to time.

Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder

There are 2 main treatments for GAD: counseling, also called psychotherapy, and medication.

Depression with Anxiety Often Coexist

As many as 90% of people who've been diagnosed with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.

Fast Facts

Even though depression is highly treatable, only about one-third of depressed people receive the proper treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Lexapro, an antidepressant and a member of the family of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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