Lexapro is prescribed for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in adults.
The characteristics of Generalized Anxiety Disorder are excessive anxiety and apprehensive expectation (worry disorder) that last for at least 6 months.
GAD is associated with at least 3 of these symptoms: being easily fatigued, restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, muscle tension, sleep disturbance, agitation, irascibility.
Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate) is also indicated for treating depressive disorders in adults and in adolescents from 12 to 17 years.
An important depressive episode implies a remarkable and persistent (minimum two weeks) depression mood that generally interferes with normal body functioning, and contains at least five of the following symptoms: insomnia or hypersomnia, depression, boredness, metabolism and weight changes, tiredness, focus difficulty or sucidal tendence.