Hi, so I am not 100% sure where to post this because it deals with both. I am a 22 year-old-girl who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura four years ago. About a year ago I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. After an initial try at Prozac, I started to take Lexapro for my depression. It worked, but not as well as I was still having depressive symptoms pretty bad. This past June I was diagnosed with ADD/Anxiety. My doctor and I are looking at a different medication for my depression that we will start in a few weeks. Since I have discontinued the lexapro however, my platelet count has risen dramatically, I am not sure if it is due to the discontinuation of the lexapro or a hold over from mono which I had last winter (I had a very severe case of it). I noticed that a very rare side effect of lexapro is a decreased platelet count. While I was diagnosed before, I am wondering if antidepressants aggravate the condition? If so, as we are looking for a new antidepressant is there one that is safer for me to take? I currently go to student health services at my school, and I have found it is best to go in there with some information as you don't always get to see the same doctors. Sorry for the long post. Thanks!