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can zoloft (sertraline) trigger manic episodes?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
If a person : Has mani depression and appears to be only depressed, antidepressant can trigger manic episodes. If you or someone you know is on an antidepressant and seems to become manic, see a psychiatrist ASAP. They need to reevaluate the medication and the diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Potentially: There is potential to trigger mania or hypomania when zoloft (sertraline) is used by someone who has bipolar spectrum disorder.
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

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