Sertraline is used for a number of conditions, including major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The comparative efficacy of sertraline and TCAs for melancholic depression has not been studied. A 1998 review suggested that, due to its pharmacology, sertraline may be more efficacious than other SSRIs and equal to TCAs for the treatment of melancholic depression. A meta-analysis of 12 new-generation antidepressants showed that sertraline and escitalopram are the best in terms of efficacy and acceptability in the acute-phase treatment of adults with unipolar MDD. Sertraline used for the treatment of depression in elderly (older than 60) patients was superior to placebo and comparable to another SSRI fluoxetine, and TCAs amitriptyline, nortriptyline (Pamelor) and imipramine. Sertraline had much lower rates of adverse effects than these TCAs, with the exception of nausea, which occurred more frequently with sertraline. In addition, sertraline appeared to be more effective than fluoxetine or nortriptyline in the older-than-70 subgroup. placebo in elderly patients showed a statistically significant (that is, unlikely to occur by chance), but clinically very modest improvement in depression and no improvement in quality of life. A meta-analysis on SSRIs and SNRIs that look at partial response (defined as at least a 50% reduction in depression score from baseline) found that sertraline, paroxetine and duloxetine were better than placebo. Also known as: Zoloft The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care."Started on Sertraline almost a month ago for severe anxiety. Had an increase in anxiety from day one, the anxiety has been increasing each day. Have read that increased anxiety is a side effect of this med but wasn’t expecting it to be so bad for so long, have also read that things get worse before they get better. Hoping and praying that like a lot of people who leave reviews this med will soon start to kick in so I can benefit from it. Seeing doc in a weeks time as not sure whether to stick with it or try something else.""I took half a 25mg tablet a day and after 8 days or so felt really ill, edgy, panicky and desperate. I for one will continue to take the medications till I feel back in control and there is nothing to stop people from considering alternative therapies in addition to the meds. I did read that symptoms get worse and then better but I was struggling. I am much better now, but remember its not a race, and slow and steady wins the race. Good ones seem to include reflexology, acupuncture and cranial sacral therapy.""Hi. I stopped taking this and was given escitalopram which can be administered in low doses ie. I promised myself I would comment once I was feeling better, because reading these comments gave me reassurance when I was starting zoloft.
In 2011, the UCD PCIT Training Center developed the “PCIT for Traumatized Children” Web Course: a free, 10-hour, 11-module web course to provide fundamental information about providing PCIT. This web course was designed to increase access to information about PC IT and to make it easier for more therapists to learn the skills necessary to aid a greater number of families. The web course gives trainees a solid foundation in PCIT and partially fulfills the requirements to be a certified PCIT therapist. The course uses a combination of instruction, video examples, and interactive exercises to educate therapists on the principles of PCIT. Web Course Modules: The “PCIT for Traumatized Children” Web Course is the only one of its kind; it’s also the only PCIT methodology that focuses on trauma. With ongoing support from practitioners that have trained over 110 agencies in the area of PCIT, this web course can now partially train therapists anywhere in the country to implement this method, helping countless more children and their families. Those who finish the course receive a Certificate of Completion to obtain Continuing Education Units for the Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California. Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other important benefits. However, a small number of people (especially people younger than 25) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication (especially for people younger than 25), even if treatment is not for a mental/mood condition. Tell the doctor right away if you notice worsening depression/other psychiatric conditions, unusual behavior changes (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes (including new/worsening anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability, hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, very rapid speech). Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed. Show More Sertraline is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). This medication may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level and may help restore your interest in daily living.
I was on 50mg for around 6 weeks and my dosage has just been increased to 100mg. I was very reluctant to go on them as I did not want to have to rely on them to get better, however with the doctor’s advice I agreed to give it a go. When I first started taking them I wanted to straight away stop because one day I would feel like a zombie, spaced out and extremely fatigued (also my pupils were massive), and the next day I would be alert but not in a good way - I would be fidgety, irritable, unable to concentrate or sit still, and unable to sleep at all. I am giving it a go and waiting it out, but so far I am not too convinced. My anxiety has worsened a lot since I have been on them, my sleep is more disturbed (causing insomnia and restlessness), and my concentration is so bad I am falling behind with my studies. My dosage increase has just begun and I feel like a zombie again with extreme tiredness. I am unable to say anything good about it, but that does not mean I might not in the future as I am still in the early days. Sertraline is a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It's often used to treat depression, and also sometimes panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sertraline helps many people recover from depression, and has fewer unwanted side effects than older antidepressants. Sertraline comes as tablets, which are available only on prescription. Sertraline can be taken by adults for depression or obsessive compulsive disorder. Sertraline can be taken by children aged 6 to 17, but only for obsessive compulsive disorder. Check with your doctor before starting to take sertraline if you: If you have diabetes, sertraline can make it more difficult to keep your blood sugar stable. You can choose to take sertraline at any time, as long as you stick to the same time every day.
NHS medicines information on sertraline - what it's used for, side effects. Some people who take sertraline for panic attacks find their anxiety gets worse during. Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you. - Keep this may need to read