Hi there Dan, citalopram is an antidepresent rather similar to seroxat as it boosts your serotonin levels. It will usually work if there is an imbalance of serotonin in your brain.
It does work well for some people especially if they are mainly depressed.
To begin with it may have side effects but they should wear off in time.
It doesn't work for everybody though, but it is worth a try
The lowest dose i think is 10mg and the most is 60mg, best to go easy and slow on them.
Good luck hope they can help you but would advice you have some form of therapy alongside them
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SSRI's are used to treat depression. Citalopram in particular is also effective in treating anxiety. If you want a medical explaination of how they work Wikipedia has lots under SSRI.
For depression most people start on 20mg, which is the therapeutic dose. For anxiety it is sensible to start on 10mg and then increase to 20mg after a week or so as it can make anxiety worse for a few days while your brain gets used to the medication. You may need more than 20mg - I did. It depends on the person.
As Richie says, you should take it easy at first and see how you react. I also definitely agree that they don't solve the problem on their own - you should use them to help you manage your life while using CBT or similar to get to the cause of the problem.