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Anti-depressants and Parkinsons

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Hi there

I am on escitalopram (Lexapro or Cipralex in some places) and have had problems with side effects. I am reducing the amount slowly to get off them as the side effects are problematic. Are there any SSRIs that are recommended particularly for PD people? 

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We usually try different SSRI's or SNRI's or TCA's for depression in Parkinson and different patients may need different meds.  It depends on side effects and also in some cases how fats you metabolize drugs.  When a depression drug is stopped for side effects it may lead to recurrence of depression and a risk of feeling suicidal so be careful.

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