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Children's Health board

Hello Board.

I have a 9 year old daughter diagnosed with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) as well as generalized or cluster anxiety. All of the symptoms began last April 2003. We have just now decided it's time to try medication.

Her doctor has recommended 2.5mg of Lexapro (anti-depressant). Does anyone have any information or experience with this drug on their children?

I've checked out the internet for info but am not finding much. Any information would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.
Please, please check out alternative treatments before puting your daughter on lexapro. Lexapro is a newer version of celexa. It is supposed to have fewer side effects - though all I've read doesn't support this. I was on celexa for 18 mos. I didn't enjoy the side effects or withdrawal I went through when getting off. I have been successfully treating my depression, anxiety for 9mos naturally. I am not an expert so please get another dr opinion, psychiatrist perhaps. Also, drs. tend to prefer prescription drugs over natural remedies and nutrition/lifestyle changes as treatment. If you have access to a wholistic health care provider or herbal specialist I would recommend you discuss this with one. Best wishes.
my 11 year old has obsessive-compulsive disorder and was put on Lexapro and she also seen a psychotherapist 1 time a week and now she is doing fine.. good luck