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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Social anxiety sufferers: has Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

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Social anxiety sufferers: has Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Effexor (venlafaxine): For some anxious folks, Effexor (venlafaxine) has indeed helped. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Depends: Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is long term psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

No, not so much: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though! ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

In addition to or: as an alternative, consider practicing the Relaxation Response,from a book by Herbert Benson. See this website http://www.relaxationresponse.org/ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg treat ocd?

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 full effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for OCD is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications such as zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Is Zoloft (sertraline) sedating?

Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Dose of Paxil (paroxetine) to treat social anxiety?

Dose of Paxil (paroxetine) to treat social anxiety?

Alt.behavioral: While researching meds, consider researching effective behavioral/psychological treatments: to conquer social anxiety the "gold standard" treatment is graded exposure/systematic desensitization. To take charge of ocd, the gold standard is exposure & response prevention. A clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety can be huge help. Learn about at anxierybc.Org. Also see ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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How effective is sertraline (Zoloft) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is sertraline (Zoloft) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's effective: Studies indicate SSRIs including sertraline, fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa) and paroxetine (Paxil) can reduce OCD symptoms by 40-60%. SSRIs may also be used in combination with two empirically validated psychotherapies, Exposure plus Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy. Ask your doctor for more information about your options. ...Read more

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How effective is venlafaxine (Effexor) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is venlafaxine (Effexor) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Useful: Studies show SSRI's such as Celexa (citalopram) and Zoloft (sertraline) are effective with 70% of OCD patients. Venlafaxine (a SNRI) has been found to help in some cases of nonresponse to SSRIs. When possible, a combination of medication and effective psychological treatment is desirable. However, pharmacological treatment is often more accessible and is a cost efficient approach. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) better than Prozac for anxiety disorder?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram)  better than Prozac  for anxiety disorder?

Hard to say....: Neither one is actually "better". What matters is simply how you tolerate each one and which one works better for you. That's all. ...Read more

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How effective is escitalopram (Lexapro) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is escitalopram (Lexapro) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Lexapro (escitalopram) & OCD: That would be off-label use, since it is approved for Major depression & Generalized anxiety. Some benefit from Lexapro (escitalopram) if dosed high enough & tolerated well. ...Read more

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Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Yes: Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications are often combined to treat schizophrenia. The decision is best made by the treating psychiatrist and the patient. ...Read more

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How effective is fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

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How effective is fluoxetine (Prozac) for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Dosed correctly, it has been used for long time, as well as Anafranil & Luvox, (fluvoxamine) for OCD. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia worse with zoloft (sertraline)?

Is schizophrenia worse with zoloft (sertraline)?

in general: No, as a general rule ssri would not worsen symptoms of schizophrenia. In fact, many patients with this condition have depression, and in those cases the use of antidepressants like zoloft (sertraline) is the norm. However every case is different so the best way to know this for a particular case, is to consult the prescribing dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more