How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Pick the Best Depression Treatments for You
Seeking out help for depression is hard enough. It doesn’t make things any easier that it can take weeks, months or longer of trying different treatments to find something that works. Doctors typically start patients on antidepressants, but they take at least four weeks to start working, and research has shown that only about 30% respond well to the first drug they’re prescribed. “Right now, treatment selection is purely based on trial and error,” says Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. But promising new research published in Febru...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence medicine mental health onetime psychiatry Source Type: news

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

This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Maybe they’ve taken these antidepressants along with an antipsychotic (a common strategy to boost effectiveness). Either way, the lack of improvement can make individuals feel even more hopeless and fear the darkness will never lift. If this sounds all-too familiar, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, up to 30 percent of people with depression don’t respond to the first few ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Antidepressants Depression Disorders ECT General Medications Treatment Atypical Depression difficult to treat depression Managing Depression MAOIs medication for depression Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Severe Depression Treatin Source Type: news

Zoloft, setraline
Title: Zoloft, setralineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry 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 are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to mix Zoloft and alcohol?
Doctors say that people should not drink alcohol when taking Zoloft. In this article, we look at the risks, research, and effects of mixing Zoloft and alcohol. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression 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

How to Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say
Mustering solid evidence, two psychiatrists have denounced their field ’ s standard guidelines for how best to wean patients from depression medications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Antidepressants Depression (Mental) Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Serotonin (Chemical) Brain Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zoloft (Drug) National Health Service your-feed-science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?
Zoloft is a drug doctors sometimes use for the treatment of bipolar disorder, alongside others. Some side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. Learn more about Zoloft and bipolar here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar 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

What Bipolar II Disorder Really Looks & Feels Like
Bipolar II disorder is a less severe version of bipolar I disorder. That’s likely an assumption you’ve already come across. Maybe you read it in an article. Maybe you heard it from someone else, maybe even a mental health professional. Author Julie Kraft has heard bipolar II called “bipolar light” and “diet bipolar.” This is a common belief, because mania is a defining feature of bipolar I disorder. And mania has devastating consequences. Empty bank accounts. Soaring debt. Lost jobs. Broken relationships. Divorce. Car accidents and injuries. But bipolar II isn’t less severe than b...
Source: Psych Central - November 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Personal Stories Self-Help Stigma Treatment being healthy with bipolar Bipolar 2 Bipolar II disorder Depression Hypomania Hypomanic Episode Major Depressive Episode managing bipolar II disorder 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

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit
Long-term use of the medications is surging in the United States, according to an analysis by The Times. One reason: withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to stop. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY and ROBERT GEBELOFF Tags: Depression (Mental) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Mental Health and Disorders Antidepressants Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Addiction (Psychology) Prozac (Drug) Cymbalta (Drug) Paxil (Drug) Zoloft (Drug) Eli Lilly and Company Food and Drug 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

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD 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

Zoloft vs. Celexa
Title: Zoloft vs. CelexaCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zoloft vs. Lexapro
Title: Zoloft vs. LexaproCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news