EEG Signature Predicts Antidepressant Response EEG Signature Predicts Antidepressant Response
A novel artificial intelligence algorithm can accurately predict which patients will respond positively to the antidepressant sertraline, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Resting - State EEG Can Predict Sertraline Treatment Outcomes
Sertraline - predictive EEG signature examined in four independent depression treatment sets (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Resting-State EEG Can Predict Sertraline Treatment Outcomes
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- A latent-space machine learning algorithm tailored for resting-state electroencephalography (rsEEG) can predict treatment outcomes with sertraline in depression, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in Nature... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than symptoms of depression
An NIHR-funded trial has shown that one of the most common antidepressants, 2 External 0 0 0sertraline false https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/sertraline/ false false%>, reduces anxiety symptoms several weeks before it has an effect on depressive symptoms. 2 External 0 0 0Published in The Lancet Psychiatry false https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30366-9/fulltext false false%> and led by researchers at University College London, the trial is the largest ever to compare an antidepressant to a placebo outside of trials funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Participants taking sertraline didn...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sertraline (marketed as Zoloft) Information
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline) Side Effects
Title: Zoloft (sertraline) Side EffectsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Common Antidepressants May Work in Unexpected Way: Study
Zoloft (sertraline) -- and the family of similar drugs it belongs to -- may actually take months to ease classic symptoms of depression, but ease symptoms of anxiety first, U.K. researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Antidepressants May Work in Unexpected Way: Study
MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 -- Many people who take the antidepressant Zoloft report feeling better. But new research suggests the drug may be treating their anxiety, rather than their depression, at least in the early weeks. Zoloft (sertraline) -- and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common antidepressant more effective for anxiety than depression
New research shows the antidepressant Sertraline may help alleviate anxiety even better than they reduce symptoms of depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression
A trial of sertraline in primary care found that the common antidepressant reduced anxiety symptoms in 6 weeks with some easing of depression at 12 weeks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Sertraline Does Not Reduce Depressive Symptoms by Week 6
FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 -- For patients with depression, sertraline does not reduce depressive symptoms at six weeks, but it does improve anxiety, mental health-related quality-of-life, and self-reported mental health, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Commonly-prescribed antidepressant takes up to 12 weeks to ease low mood
Scientists from University College London analysed the effect of the drug sertraline (pictured) in more than 650 people over 12 weeks. It is also known by the brand names Lustral and Zoloft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'
A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sertraline: Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'
A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of Zoloft? An overview
Mild side effects are relatively common when taking sertraline (Zoloft). Learn about the range of mild to severe side effects, as well as drug interactions and discontinuation syndrome here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

The influence of sertraline on depressive disorder after traumatic brain injury: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies - Gao C, Fu Q, Chen P, Liu Z, Zhou Q.
BACKGROUND: Sertraline showed some potential in alleviating depressive disorder after traumatic brain injury. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the efficacy of sertraline on the treatment of depressive disorder after tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about sertraline
This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sertraline (Zoloft) vs. Venlafaxine (Effexor)
Title: Sertraline (Zoloft) vs. Venlafaxine (Effexor)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Paxil (paroxetine)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Paxil (paroxetine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Cymbalta (duloxetine)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Cymbalta (duloxetine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)
Title: Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline)
Title: Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Efficacy of sertraline in post-traumatic brain injury (post-TBI) depression and quality of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - D Reyes NG, Espiritu AI, Anlacan VMM.
The relative paucity of robust studies on pharmacological treatments for depression following traumatic brain injury precludes establishment of firm recommendations for its routine use in this population. The purpose of this study is to determine the effic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Combination Therapy for PTSD Provides No Added Benefit Combination Therapy for PTSD Provides No Added Benefit
In the head-to-head PROGRESS trial, there were no significant differences in PTSD outcomes at 24 weeks for trauma-focused psychotherapy plus sertraline vs either treatment alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two Therapies for Treating Depression in Dialysis Patients Two Therapies for Treating Depression in Dialysis Patients
Dr Bansal describes a new study that compares CBT and sertraline for depressed patients on hemodialysis for end- stage renal disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antidepressant Offers Some Benefit Over CBT in ESRD
(MedPage Today) -- Sertraline modestly more effective than talk therapy in trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sertraline, CBT Ease Depression in Patients on Dialysis Sertraline, CBT Ease Depression in Patients on Dialysis
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline each eased depression among patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
Engagement intervention on treatment acceptance has no effect on acceptance of depression treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- For patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, an engagement interview on treatment acceptance has no effect on acceptance of depression treatment, and depression scores are modestly better with sertraline treatment... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sertraline (Zoloft)
Title: Sertraline (Zoloft)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About the Newest Antidepressants
In addition to therapy, medication can be an invaluable treatment for clinical depression. It may alleviate symptoms and literally save lives. Which is why having an array of medications to choose from is vital. Recently, in the U.S., three antidepressants were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression: vilazodone (Viibryd) in 2011; levomilnacipran (Fetzima) in 2013; and vortioxetine (Trintellix; formerly called Brintellix, but renamed to avoid confusion with the blood-thinning medication Brilinta) in 2013. In general, these medications are well-tolerated and effective. However, they’re n...
Source: Psych Central - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Medications Antidepressants Clinical Depression Fetzima Levomilnacipran Major Depression Major Depressive Disorder newest antidepressants Trintellix Viibryd Vilazodone vortioxetine Source Type: news

Sertraline Hydrochloride Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - December 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pilot of a randomised controlled trial of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline versus cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety symptoms in people with generalised anxiety disorder who have failed to respond to low-intensity psycholo
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that trea...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying the effect of sertraline in reducing aggressive behavior in patients with major depression - Farnam A, MehrAra A, Dadashzadeh H, Chalabianlou G, Safikhanlou S.
PURPOSE: Depression causes dysfunction in various spheres of individual and social life, which is now considered as the fourth-leading cause of the global disease burden. Given that violence and aggression associated with depression in the community cause ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sertraline Hydrochloride Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sertraline Reduces Risk of Depression in Adults After Traumatic Brain Injury - Slawson D.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zoloft (sertraline)
Title: Zoloft (sertraline)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - November 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sertraline for preventing mood disorders following traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial - Jorge RE, Acion L, Burin DI, Robinson RG.
IMPORTANCE: Prevention is more effective than treatment to decrease the burden of significant medical conditions such as depressive disorders, a major cause of disability worldwide. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a candidate for selective strategies to pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zoloft (Sertraline Hcl) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 26, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can sertraline prevent depressive disorders following traumatic brain injury?
Depressive disorders are common following traumatic brain injury (TBI). So, can the antidepressant medication sertraline prevent the onset of depressive disorders following TBI? (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X
Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Asynchronicity of organic and psychiatric symptoms in a case of sertraline intoxication - Pitzianti M, Marciano S, Minnei M, Baratta A, Pasini A.
Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as an antidepressant and antipanic agent in children and adolescents. Sertraline is well tolerated and its safety profile in overdose is favorable. However, sertraline overdose may cause a toxic h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fentanyl can cause serotonin syndrome
3.5 out of 5 stars Serotonin Syndrome Induced by Fentanyl in a Child: Case Report. Robles LA. Clin Neuropharmacol 2015 Sept-Oct;38:206-8. Abstract When many clinicians think of serotonin syndrome (SS), they consider the usual suspects: Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Citalopram Fluoxetine Sertraline Escitalopram Paroxetine Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors Venlafaxine Duloxetine Antidepressants Trazodone Buspirone Clomipramine Aside from these common culprits, there are other commonly used drugs whose clear association with serotonin syndrome is less-often realized: Fentanyl ...
Source: The Poison Review - July 8, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical fentanyl opioid serotonin syndrome Source Type: news

Antidepressants and pregnancy: More research needed
Follow me at @Drmoniquetello For many women, pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is a joyous time — but not for every woman. Recently, postpartum depression — extreme feelings of sadness and anxiety following the birth of a child — has come out from the shadows. But what about depression during pregnancy? It’s more common than you think: as many as 14% to 23% of pregnant women will experience symptoms of depression. It’s of sufficient public health concern that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all pregnant women and new moms for depression. However, treatin...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Drugs and Supplements Family Planning and Pregnancy Source Type: news

More than sad: Depression affects your ability to think
When you think of clinical depression, you probably think of feeling sad and down for long periods of time; losing your energy and your interest in things you used to enjoy; sleeping too much or too little, or eating too much or too little. But besides these, depression can actually change your ability to think. It can impair your attention and memory, as well as your information processing and decision-making skills. It can also lower your cognitive flexibility (the ability to adapt your goals and strategies to changing situations) and executive functioning (the ability to take all the steps to get something done). For pe...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Cartreine, PhD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Mental Health Source Type: news