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Can Lexapro cause weight changes?

Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which is a treatment for anxiety and depression. Taking Lexapro may cause a person to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it can cause weight loss. A healthful diet and…

Will climate change increase suicide rates?

Global warming seems set to impact almost every facet of our lives. A new study predicts that it might also increase suicide rates in the United States and Mexico. Climate change and self-harm are investigated in a new study. Sadly,…

Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?

Many studies suggest that exercising can help people deal with mental health issues and boost well-being. A new observational study — the largest of its kind to date — confirms this, but it also extends a caution: too much exercise may…

How to cope with a depressive episode

A depressive episode in the context of a major depressive disorder is a period characterized by low mood and other depression symptoms that lasts for 2 weeks or more. When experiencing a depressive episode, a person can try to make changes…

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Lexapro?

Lexapro is the brand name of a drug called escitalopram, which doctors prescribe to treat depression and anxiety. Medical practitioners consider Lexapro to be safe and effective for these conditions. However, they do not recommend that…

How to treat esophageal spasms

An esophageal spasm is an involuntary and often painful contraction in the esophagus, or food pipe. Painful esophageal spasms may disrupt a person's life, but certain treatments and remedies can help relieve symptoms.The esophagus is the…

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