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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
OCD: Use of higher doses of anti-depressants such as zoloft (sertraline) is effective for OCD. The Anafranil dose if moderate but could cause an interacti ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Anxiety and Depression which can affect your weight. Side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) may be weight gain. Discuss with ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Banken
Specializes in General Practice
Weight Gain: I hope this works for you. Time will tell. I find my patients seem to eventually gain weight on these medications regardless of the dose. Wellbutrin ( ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: The best is therapy + medication. Fda approved meds include anafranil, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox, Prozac & zoloft. Dose for ocd is at first 50 mg on ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Ask doctor: Work with your doctor. Usually Zolft is started at 50 mg, and the dose is increased, as the patient tolerates it. For OCD, you probably will get up t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Ocd treatment: Sometimes with ocd it can take some time to find the right medication. If zoloft (sertraline) has been partially effective, it can be increased to 20 ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very different: at the level of Zoloft you are using, any medication changes should be made after consultation with a qualified practitioner. Rispridone is VERY diffe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Use caution: There is not enough information available to say that it is a safe combination. Use with caution if taking Klonopin (clonazepam) as GABA works at same ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: First line medication for OCD is usually an SSRI. Zoloft (sertraline) is in this class.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to treat ocd. 50-200 mgs daily is the recommended dosing. Some may require more. Can take up to 12 weeks to see the fu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
No, you won't: Regret being medicated for ocd. Stay close to your doc and tell him/her any symptoms/changes that occur. Please don't adjust your medication yoursel ... Read More

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