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Setraline drugs, anxiety and depression

Setraline on anxiety and depression

A report has found that Setraline (aka Zoloft), the antidepressant drug, only provided 13% improvement on depression after 12 weeks.

Of 653 UK patients, half were given sentraline, half were given a placebo.

After six weeks, the patients taking sertraline reported a 21% greater improvement in anxiety symptoms - such as feeling worried, nervous and irritable - compared to the control group taking a dummy pill. After 12 weeks, the gap was 23%.

But there was little evidence of the drug reducing depressive symptoms, such as poor concentration, low mood and lack of enjoyment after six weeks - and only marginal improvements (13%) after 12 weeks.

It has been suggested that scientists still have little understanding of how these kind of drugs work.

See the full article here: here

In 2016, Setraline was the most prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States, with over 37 million prescriptions.

Between 2018 and 2018, 7.3 million people were prescribed antidepressants in England. 17% of the population.

A box of 28 currently costs around £2.40.

Common side effects of Setraline include diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, and troubles with sleep. Serious side effects include an increased risk of suicide in those less than 25 years old and serotonin syndrome.

Always consult a qualified medical practitioner for advice about drugs.

Please take extra care when stopping anti-depression drugs and take medical advice. Suddenly stopping these drugs can have serious negative side effects.

This page must not be considered as a recommendation, suggestion or medical guidance.

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