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A 43-year-old female asked:

Is zoloft (sertraline) a good medication for ocd and anxiety? i am recovering from anorexia also and i am terriified of gaining weight from it ?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes: Zoloft is a member if the ssri's group which are the backbone of treatment for ocd. Other medications include celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, clomipramine and others. Zoloft o's one that has low profile of side effects, including weight gain
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes zoloft (sertraline) can be : Effective in the treatment of ocdr and anxiety. 4.5% people treated with zoloft (sertraline) had a significant weight gain in one study. Weight gain is more likely if the person is taking zoloft (sertraline) for 6 months or longer. There are some people who experience increased carbohydrate craving on zoloft (sertraline). However, mechanism for weight gain is not well understood. It is pretty weight neutral.

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