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You have some symptoms of adult ADD and also symptoms of depression
is a stimulant drug and it improves inattention and other symptoms of ADD. On the other side as it is a stimulant drug so it has side effects of headache, irritation, intense stimulation etc.
) is a SSRI
drug and it is used to control depression and anxiety symptoms. It is not commonly used in ADD symptoms. You have gained 30 pounds weight in three months after starting this medicine. Escitalopram is known to cause a little gain in weight but it not so significant. Most likely increase in weight in your case has happened because of improvement in symptoms and consequent increase in appetite. I would advise you to start exercising daily and also improve you activity levels, it will come under control.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD