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A drug of the SSRI class, C17H17Cl2 N, used in its hydrochloride form primarily to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.

[ser(otonin) + (te)tra- + (naphtha)l(ene) + (am)ine.]
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Noun1.sertraline - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor, SSRI - an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
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He was started on sertraline, and the dose was increased about 2 weeks later.
Lundbeck and Otsuka report positive clinical phase II data for the combination treatment of brexpiprazole and sertraline for treatment of PTSD
Although jitteriness/anxiety syndrome is known to be potentially caused by the use of antidepressants in general, it occurs rarely in patients specifically treated with sertraline. In a prior study, Pohl et al.
Sertraline (Zoloft) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that is widely prescribed as an antidepressant [1] and is also used for the treatment of panic, obsessive-compulsive, and posttraumatic stress disorders [2].
Three SSRI antidepressant medications--fluoxetine, sertraline, and escitalopram--produce modest improvements (about 5% to 10%) in standardized depression scores without a significant increase in the risk of suicide-related outcomes (suicidal behavior or ideation) in adolescent patients with major depression of moderate severity.
This study presents the case of a 4-year-old healthy child admitted to the paediatric ward for suspected accidental intoxication due to ingestion of narcoleptic drugs (methylphenidate, sertraline and quetiapine), taken on a regular basis by his 8-year-old brother affected by Asperger syndrome.
The study -- conducted in nonhuman primates with brain structures and functions similar to those of humans -- found that the antidepressant sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) marketed as Zoloft, significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed subjects but decreased the volume of two brain areas in non-depressed subjects.
Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomised placebo-controlled trial.
H, age 33, has completed a course of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depressive disorder (MDD) and is continuing to take sertraline, 50 mg/d.
in the early 1990s, sertraline (sertraline dydrochloride) has entered many countries like the US, European countries and Japan to treat dysthymi and has brought in an annual sales value of over 1 billion all over the world.
In the literature, there are three case reports about galactorrhea associated with the use of sertraline. Bronzo and Stahl, in a case with major depressive disorder, have reported galactorrhea after a 5-week treatment using sertraline 100 mg/day.
rosea) versus sertraline for mild to moderate major depressive disorder.