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Re: Why is my Zoloft not working?

Posted by cybercafe on July 27, 2002, at 11:34:08

In reply to Why is my Zoloft not working?, posted by mats on July 27, 2002, at 9:18:18

> This is my third time on Zoloft. It was working very good in the past, but now it ist.
> Why? Should I switch? What med do you recommend as a alternative to Zoloft?

it is possible, but you should give zoloft a fair trial...

as for which antidepressant you should try: there are some really decent protocols out there, depending on what has worked for other family members, what type of depression you are experiencing (atypical/vegetative or melancholic/retarded or agitated and anxious), what meds you have taken in the past, whether you have received a partial response from these meds or no response at all (VERY important), whether there is a risk of bipolar or psychosis, whether there is a chance the patient is suicidal or not, other disorders such as ADHD, other medical problems/medication, whether the patient has any problems tolerating meds -- there are actually a few decent flowcharts out there that make the process simple (considering all the information involved)

good luck ;)

cybercafe


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