Articles for tag: Sertraline

Night Eating Syndrome-Recurrent Need to Eat During Sleep

Night or nocturnal eating syndrome (Sleep – Related Eating or NS-RED) considered a parasomnia (Disorder that interrupts the sleep process and may require medical attention) disorder, when a person recurrently needs to eat during sleep (sometimes up to four times a night), without being aware of the event. The awakenings average about 20 minutes and ...

Differences Between Zoloft and Lexapro

Zoloft and Lexapro are antidepressant prescription medications. Both of these antidepressants are in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs. SSRI antidepressants are considered first-line medications for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It is often difficult to decide which medication will be most effective and best tolerated in an individual. However, ...

Living Your Life with Neurocardiogenic Syncope

  What is Neurocardiogenic Syncope? Well Syncope is another name for “fainting”, and Neurocardiogenic is a condition where blood vessels expand, pulling blood to the lower parts of the body, resulting in low blood flow to the brain. With little blood flow to the brain, Syncope (Fainting) happens. The usual stimulus for this action resides ...

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Possible Side Effects of Zoloft

Zoloft is also known by its generic name of sertraline. It is a medication used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. In addition, it is often prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder and some eating related problems, although it is not officially indicated for these. Zoloft ...

Can Zoloft Be Taken Safely During Pregnancy?

Zoloft, or Sertraline is classified by the Food and Drug administration as a Category B drug when used during pregnancy. This means that “either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a fetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women, or animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in ...

Living with Dysthymia

For six years I lived with depression without any diagnosis or treatment. I believed that the way I felt was normal. Each morning I struggled to force myself out of bed; some days I was unable to get up to attend classes, work, and other obligations. Untreated depression had a detrimental impact on my life. ...

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What Causes Fainting? Vasovagal Syncope

What is Vasovagal Syncope? When I was in my late 20’s I had to transfer my life insurance policy to a different company. The standard protocol before a life insurance company will insure you is to send a medical professional like a nurse to draw blood from you to see how healthy (or not) you ...