Another of the antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Paxil — Zoloft (chemical name: Sertraline hydrochloride) has been on the market for over 15 years, and has a history dating back to experimental antidepressants from the 1970s.
Zoloft is most often prescribed to treat clinical depression. However, it was approved in 2003 in the US for use by children under the age of 18 — not just for for depression but for other related disorders. It has proven successful in treating symptoms of anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (ODC) and the so-called OCD “spectrum disorders” — impulse control disorder and body dysmorphic disorder, among others.
Zoloft acts on the chemical serotonin in ways similar to the most common antidepressant drugs — it regulates and boosts the levels in the nervous system, thereby providing actual chemical changes in the body that affect mood and emotional outlook.
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