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what medicines are you taking for depression?
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Hi, I'm on citalopram 20mg
thats an antidepressant
these symptoms that you are having are directly related to depression
you are having anxiety disorder
citalopram is good for depression
not so good for anxiety
since you are suffering from this you should see your psychiatrist again
I feel like I am going mad
I don't have a psychiatrist
your doctor can add another antianxiety or he may increase the dose of citalopram
who has prescribed the citalopram, is it your regular doctor?
yes. My partner is worried that if I tell the doctor these symptoms that they will tell social services and stop me seeing my baby girl?
no not at all
dont worry about that at all
why would they stop your visiting rights for this?
depression, anxiety, etc are all normal medical problems
mental health problems are just as normal as other physical health problems
i would advise you to consult your GP and try for a reference to a psychiatrist
That's what I thought but he worries. So I should just go back and tell them that I wan't different medication?
otherwise discuss this with your GP itself
yes thats right
I will call them today
tell your GP you would like different medicines or change in dose
as you are still suffereing
this will help you get over your problems
wish you good health
It's really bad, it's like i've forgotten who I am
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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