Is Zoloft (sertraline) effective for OCD and social anxiety together?

Yes it is. Zoloft (sertraline) is used for treatment of depression, ocd, ptsd and sad. Zoloft (sertraline) is a great ssri medication with some side effects. Check with your physician for "risks and rewards".

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Is it possible that a ssri like Zoloft (sertraline) shows benefit for social anxiety without helping OCD? Shouldn't everything related to serotonin improve?

Sometimes. Fairly high doses of ssri's are needed for good response of ocd. It is feasible that levels were sufficient for the social anxiety to show improvement but not high enough for the ocd. But a bigger issue is whether you are receiving non- medication treatment for you ocd. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Read more...
My POV. This is my opinion - many may disagree. Mental health symptoms don't relate to medications in a 1:1 ratio (if at all). We've tried to create symptom bundles that appear together into DX names, like ocd. Ssris are now used off-label for many dxs - if it works, great - if not, something else is tried. This is too few words to explain it, but add talk tx (cbt) to address specific symptoms. It helps! Read more...
Yes. Yes, zoloft (sertraline) helps social anxiety as well as ocd. Ocd and social anxiety are under the general category of anxiety disorders. When you treat the ocd, the dosage is often higher . Standard of care has a higher dosages of ssris when treating obsessive compulsive disorders. Read more...

How effective is Zoloft (sertraline) in treating panic disorder? Social anxiety? I really need to know or am I just wasting my time with it.

Panic disorder. Medication may play a role in helping but behavioral interventions are very helpful. See a mental health professional who can help w/things like clinical hypnosis, imagery, or the like. See www.relaxationresponse.org for self-help also. Peace and good health. Your sympathetic nervous system is too sensitive. Read more...
Effective for both. Zoloft (sertraline) is for both panic disorder and social anxiety. One study showed that freedom from panic attacks was 62% versus 46% in the placebo (sugar pill) group. The percent reduction in panic attacks was 88% versus 53% in placebo. Also, a study showed significant improvement social anxiety. Know, though, that it doesn’t work for everybody, so be sure to assess as you go; another drug may be better. Read more...

I have been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 3-4 months and is causing social anxiety for me all of a sudden. Why is this?

Effects of medicine. Like this are unpredictable and individual.On the other hand , it could mean you need to increase the dose. U must return to your treating doctor and be reevaluated .These meds are hit and miss...But keep working with your doc and , hopefully, you will feel better soon. Read more...
SAD not from Zoloft (sertraline) Zoloft (sertraline) does not cause social anxiety. It usually treats it. I don't believe this is from zoloft (sertraline). Are you still on risperdal? Are you still taking it.? What are your diagnoses? Do you use pot? Pot can cause it. It can arise at any time, even if you are treated with zoloft (sertraline). Also, has it been diagnosed by a qualified mental health professional? Please provide more history for a more complete answer. Read more...

My doctor just upped my dosage on Zoloft (sertraline) today to 200mg (social anxiety). It hasn't worked for 3 months, so if this doesn't work, what should I try?

Anxiety treatment. There are a variety of available medication and/or non-medication treatment alternatives for anxiety of which zoloft (sertraline) is one of them. 200 mg of zoloft per day is the approved upper limit label dosage.Patient preference, clinical benefit and tolerability can influence treatment selection. Your physician can review the available medication and non-medication options with you. Read more...
Zoloft (sertraline) blow out. For social anxiety, venlafaxine can be effective. Other ssri and snris have also been found to work. Do not neglect cognitive behavior therapy as an adjunct - exposure, challenging cognitive assumptions, education as to what the condition is. If suspiciousness or outright paranoia is part of the puzzle, consider a second generation antipsychotic for an interim at least. Meditation/neurofeedback? Read more...
Social anxiety. Different people respond differently to same medication. If not already doing so, cognitive behavior therapy in conjunction with medications is most helpful for your anxiety. Your prescribing doc. Can discuss with you the alternative medications, from supplementing to substituting to augmenting to switching, etc. Read more...