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How is Celexa used to treat anxiety disorders?

Celexa (citalopram) is an antidepressant medication that may help treat anxiety disorders by adjusting the amount of the chemical serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood and feelings of well-being. People who are deficient in serotonin are at risk for depression and anxiety.

Celexa belongs to a category of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are considered effective treatments for all anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, phobias (including social phobia) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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