Zoloft is a highly successful drug for the treatment of major depressive disorders. It is also successful in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. All these conditions have one thing in common, i.e. an imbalance of chemistry in the brain which Zoloft can rectify.
The typical signs of a depressive disorder include low moods, persistent sadness and negative thoughts and changes in behavior. Depression can also manifest itself physically in the form of a loss of energy, body aches, crying often, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, and changes in appetite. If these symptoms are constant for more than 2-3 weeks, depression is usually diagnosed.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is diagnosed when a person has a compulsion or obsession with something (e.g. washing hands repeatedly because of a fear of germs). This disorder inhibits the ability to function normally in any situation. Panic disorder is diagnosed when a person constantly has unrealistic fears (e.g. driving, shopping). A person with this disorder will experience the physical symptoms of fear such as a racing heart, sweating and shaking.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological illness that occurs after a traumatic event, causing the sufferer to feel continually frightened that the same incident may happen again. Social Anxiety Disorder is a fear of being scrutinized or judged by other people. This causes the sufferer to become completely withdrawn and avoid any kind of social interaction.
Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder is a severe version of pre-menstrual syndrome. A woman suffering with this will experience very unpleasant psychological and physical symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, extreme fatigue and stomach bloating. These can be so debilitating that they can affect the ability to live normally.
Zoloft can successfully treat all the conditions mentioned above. Millions of sufferers are now living happy, normal lives thanks to this modern drug.