Lexapro is a common antidepressant medication that is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. While Lexapro is not physically addictive, it can be psychologically addictive. This means that people who take Lexapro for a long time may become dependent on the medication and experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking it suddenly.
One study found that 23% of people who take Lexapro for the long term (or for more than 12 months) become addicted to the medication. This means that out of every 100 people who take Lexapro for more than a year, nearly a quarter of people will become addicted to it.
If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be addicted to Lexapro, there are a few things you can do. First, talk to your doctor. They can help you determine if you are addicted to Lexapro and develop a treatment plan. There are also a number of resources available online and in your community that can help you learn more about Lexapro addiction and treatment options.