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How does Lexapro treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Lexapro is an antidepressant medication used to treat generalized anxiety disorder in adults. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a prescription SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) believed to inhibit the reabsorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin, leaving more available for use by the brain.

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