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Get ongoing, personalized treatment for depression with antidepressants delivered monthly
Started about 3 months ago and it took all of the anxiety from going somewhere locally. Fears of being seen in my small town and the stigma of mental health issues kept me from seeking help. This gets the job done from the comfort of your own home. Their team is knowledgeable and genuinely wants to see you succeed.
* 80% of our patients who never took medicines for depression /anxiety see 50% improvement in their PHQ-9 (Depression) or GAD-7 (Anxiety) scores in 8 to 12 weeks.
Yes, your privacy is our priority. Just like a brick and mortar doctor’s office, Lemonaid offers you discreet appointments with medical professionals. We simplify the experience by delivering affordable online medical care from the comfort of your home.
We understand how you feel and we’re here for you. Our doctors and nurse practitioners are available now to help get you feeling better as soon as possible.
Our medical team will work with you to find the best anxiety medication for your unique situation, and we’ll monitor your dose to make sure it’s delivering the relief you need. Plus, we’ll offer lifestyle suggestions to jumpstart your anxiety treatment and healing process. Together, we can beat this.
The anxiety medicines we prescribe online are prescription medicines that are FDA-approved and taken by millions of Americans every day. But like all medicines, they come with the risk of serious side effects. And while we’ll do all we can to personalize your anxiety care and find the right treatment plan for your goals, there’s no guarantee that the medicines will work.
Depression is the most common mental health condition. Too many people feel unable to get help because of stigma, embarrassment or not knowing where to turn.
Yes we can. Our doctors and nurse practitioners use the same guidelines and clinical tools to diagnose depression online as a doctor or nurse practitioner would if you saw them in person.
We can. Our team of experienced doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists can give you the help you need. We’ll work with you month by month to establish your goals and help you find the antidepressant medicine that works for you. Once you’ve seen improvement, we’ll work with you to decide if and when to come off treatment. Our treatment program is centered around monthly video consultation.
Lemonaid doesn’t currently offer cognitive behavioral therapy (‘CBT’), but you may find CBT helpful as a substitute or complement to prescription treatment. Our team will help you find CBT options that are right for you.
Yes, antidepressants tend to be effective. Because you’re unique, it’s difficult to tell in advance how a particular antidepressant medicine will work for you. That’s why it’s so important that we work with you to adjust your depression medicine if needed. We’ll typically recommend you start with an SSRI, and adjust your medicine and dosage based on how you respond.
As with any medicine, there’s no guarantee that a specific antidepressant will work for you.
Antidepressants don’t work immediately. It can take 6-8 weeks before you know how a depression medicine at a particular dosage works for you, and it can take 3 months before you feel the full benefits.
Most people stay on depression medicines for at least 12 months the first time they take them. If your depression returns repeatedly, one option is to stay on antidepressant medicine lifelong.
We prescribe the following antidepressant medicines online:
SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) for depression
Sertraline 50mg and 100mg (generic of Zoloft)
Citalopram 20mg and 40mg (generic of Celexa)
Fluoxetine 20mg and 40mg (generic of Prozac)
Escitalopram 10mg and 20mg (generic of Lexapro)
Paroxetine 20mg, 30mg and 40 mg (generic of Paxil)
SNRI (serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) for depression
Venlafaxine XR 75mg and 150mg (generic of Effexor XR)
Duloxetine 30mg and 60mg (generic of Cymbalta)
Atypical Depression Medicines
We don’t prescribe benzodiazepines like Xanax, Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin.
Certain health concerns can be unsafe to treat online. If any of the following apply to you, consider visiting a doctor in person. If you need help, give us a call at 415-926-5818.
64 or older
You’re suicidal or have had a history of suicide attempts
Taking MAOIs or have taken MAOIs in the previous 2 weeks
You have a bleeding disorder, or taking medications that increase risk of bleeding
Glaucoma or family history of glaucoma
History or family history of QT prolongation or arrhythmia
History of serotonin syndrome
Currently take tricyclic antidepressants
Actively using substances including marijuana
Actively using alcohol
You need time off work, wish for file for disability or work compensation