I came across your post when looking for guidance on my son being weaned off his escitalopram (Lexapro). We've been weaning him off even slower than his CRNP felt necessary to avoid withdrawal symptoms and it's just been rough. He's more anxious and depressed than ever and easily agitated. He just feels hopeless and broken. Did you succeed at getting off the medication and do you have any suggestions on what helped you through it? I wish there was something that could be taken to help buffer the process but not cause it's own side effects or addiction.