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Is Zoloft the most effective medication for anxiety and depression

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to: your doctor about the best treatment for you. You want to maximize treatment. So discuss the best options with your doctor
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
46 years experience Psychiatry
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ask your prescriber: who may have another option according to your case, best wishes
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
It could be: This will depend on your position and your clinical status but it could be very helpful
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily: Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI type of drug. This class of medications, though primarily used & indicated for treating depressive mood disorders & ... Read More
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