Lexapro and Compulsive Shopping

Many people who suffer from shopaholism do so as a result of other mental problems, particularly depression.  Lexapro, the drug which is not uncommonly prescribed by doctors to treat severe depression and generalized anxiety disorder, might have a positive correlation to a reduction in compulsive shopping. A study by eHealthMe used FDA reports of over 32,000 Lexapro users seems to show that after 6 months of taking the drug, compulsive shopping decreases dramatically. Don’t mistake this for a wonder drug, however, as the conditions that engender shopaholism don’t always require one to go on medication for depression.

Read the entire article here: From 12 FDA reports: Lexapro and Compulsive shopping

By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More

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