Benefits of Citalopram
Citalopram is a prescribed medication for depression and belongs to a category of drugs known as SSRIs. While many use it to treat mild depression and anxiety, citalopram is not related to other forms of antidepressants.
1. Improves mood
Nerve cells release serotonin which helps to improve mood. Once it has been reabsorbed by the nerves, there is no significant change in mood. In other words, depression occurs as a result of low serotonin levels in the brain. Citalopram is an antidepressant that helps to increase serotonin level in the brain, thus assist to relieve panic and fear.
2. Treat depression
Depression and psychiatric ailments are often associated with suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. If you have mild form of depression and are looking for ways to improve mood, citalopram medication may be right for you. However, you need to know that the medication will not provide immediate relief, you need at least three weeks before you notice a significant change in mood. If your depression worsens, or if have suicidal thoughts during the initial stages of treatment, then you should consult a doctor immediately.
3. Citalopram and OCD
Although research is still undergoing in the hopes of finding medication for patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, researchers suggests that early diagnosis and treatment is of utmost importance. According to recent studies, citalopram can help relieve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.
4. Citalopram and panic disorder
While citalopram is used extensively in the treatment of depression, studies now show that it also help to cure panic attacks, as well as binge drinking and Raynaud’s phenomenon. However, if you experience chronic panic attack and yet you are on medication, consult a doctor to avert potential health complications.
Common side effects of taking citalopram include suicidal thoughts, confusion, allergic reactions, seizures, unusual bleeding and bruising.