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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Psychiatry 39 years experience
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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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Last updated Jul 14, 2017
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