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How does Lexapro treat major depressive disorder?

Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in individuals 12 to 17 years years of age and adults. Lexapro is a prescription SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) believed to increase the amount of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain by inhibiting its reabsorption.

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