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Is Zoloft the most effective medication for anxiety and depression

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 48 years experience
One of several: Zoloft (sertraline) is an effective drug for treating anxiety and depression. Other drugs in its class (ssris) are also effective for these conditions... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
The one that works: For you is the best medicine. Each human being is truly an individual, so no one medication works for every patient.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft among other ssris are effective, ex. Orozac, celexa, lexapro, paxil, as well as snris ex. Effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta. Response from 1 indi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Both can help: Both meds can treat anxiety and depression. My suggestion is to work with your prescriber to try a higher dose of either med to see if one can treat... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Talk to: your doctor about the best treatment for you. You want to maximize treatment. So discuss the best options with your doctor
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 33 years experience
Both: You can take them both together, providing you tolerate it. They kind of work differently, and unlikely to cause any major drug interactions. ONe is... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Be careful: You are already taking 3 medications with possible drug interactions. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Zoloft should not be used together as significant side... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
TAKE ONE AND MAXIMIZ: I do not think that the medication regimen that you are on would be my choice. You should take either the Effexor or the Zoloft and not both. There is... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry, Integrative Holistic Medicine 48 years experience
Mood TX risk/benefit: there are a couple of antidepressants that might help: a new one is Brintellix which has a good side effect profile with little sexual dysfunction rep... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Many choices: If this is your first try at mood maintenance meds, you have many good medicines for a next try: lexapro, celexa, cymbalta (duloxetine). Be sure to gi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Antidepressants best: Another antidepressant, possibly snri like Effexor (venlafaxine) may be more helpful at this time. Add ons such as gaba- calm and natural anxiety aids... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Both Potentially: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are similar medications and have both been shown to be helpful for panic, anxiety, and depression. There is probably... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
It could be: This will depend on your position and your clinical status but it could be very helpful
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Like most antidepressants, zoloft (sertraline) requires at least 4-6 weeks to show effectiveness. You may need a higher dose than the 50mg you're now... Read More
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