It may be useful to keep a diary of your symptoms to monitor your progress.
Escitalopram may not be suitable for some people and should not be given to children aged less than twelve with depression, or less than 18 years with anxiety.
In people with depression, treatment with escitalopram aims to: Although small changes in the symptoms of depression or anxiety may be noticed within a week, it may take from 4 to 6 weeks after reaching your target dose for significant improvements to be seen.
Friends, family members, or your partner may notice changes that you are not even aware of.
Depending on the dose, the drug can produce paradoxical effects, including CNS stimulation or depression.