6 patient evaluations for Sertraline taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A long time friend as far as meds go. It has been my major depression med for many years. I feel very comfortable with it, but have experienced what I best describe as breakthrough depression for the last 4 to 5 years and have taken it with adjunct meds, i.e. Abilify and currently Seroquel XR.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 25, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for atypical depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this along with Wellbutrin.  Neither of them worked alone but taking the latter in the morning and the former at night along with the lorazepam did the trick.  As for dysthymia and PSTD I think psychotherapy is best for those. Since taking this combination and many years of therapy my life has changed for the better radically.  I've been on this combination since 2008 I think... It helped to stabilize me enough to stick out years of very difficult therapy.  I had quit therapy after 6 years because I was so despondent and suicidal but a combination of going to Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, getting my meds straight and finding a better therapist who actually understood how to treat  PTSD and deal with a severely decompensated human being who was barely civil most of the time for the first two years was some kind of miracle.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine is for major depressive disorder and is also a psychotropic medicine as well as a Benzodiazipine. This medicine is a 100 mg. pill and should not be discontinued without the advice of a Doctor/Pschiatrist. I take 2/100mg. pills per day and these pills are effective within 7 -14 days after having taken them as (for me) they are effective in my treatment for Major Depression.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 18, 2015 (Started Dec 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for schizotypal personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some unexpected positive effects are weight loss (or not much increase in weight)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started May 15, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (liver disease)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If Sertraline is the right medication for your problem, it works like a charm. Easiest to take before sleep for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 22, 2011 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works wonders for depression, no side effects other than dry mouth.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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