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How does sertraline work?

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Answered 2006-12-05 05:43:56

This medicine is used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, premenstrual mood disorders, impulse control disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Sertraline inhibits the reuptake of a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Sleep and appetite may improve quickly. Other symptoms may take up to 4-6 weeks to improve.

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