Sertraline belongs to a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is used to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Sertraline works by affecting the balance of chemicals in the brain. Specifically, it increases the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. Increased serotonin levels can help improve mood, reduce panic attacks, and treat OCD. Although improvements may occur earlier, the full response to the medication may not appear until after 4 weeks of treatment or longer. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) known as Zoloft, (chemically known as sertraline) is an antidepressant mainly used for treating major depressive disorder in adults as well as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. It is one of the most prescribed antidepressants available and is easily obtained, and this in turn makes it easy to abuse. Zoloft is deemed to be physically non-addictive, but a psychological addiction can be developed through continued abuse. Zoloft addiction can result when a user begins abusing the drug by crushing the pills and inhaling them or by swallowing several pills at once. Often, those with a Zoloft addiction will take larger doses in order to try to get high. There are some serious negative effects that can arise as a result of abusing Zoloft. Violent thoughts, aggressive behaviors and suicidal tendencies have been associated with a Zoloft addiction. Addiction or abuse studies are not performed for the drug sertraline also known as Zoloft.
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