yes, citaloopram is celexa and part of the SSRI group of antidepressants.
yes, it can take a few weeks for these medications to get into your system.
you may be able to do a slow taper down of the mirtazapine while you start up the SSRI agent at the same time to prevent a drop in your medication.
your depression symptoms sound serious
you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist or therapist regularly as as well.
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