What is Sertraline?

Sertraline is a type of antidepressant known as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). It is often used to treat depression, and also sometimes panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sertraline helps many people recover from depression, and it has fewer unwanted effects than older antidepressants. The recommended dose for … Continue reading What is Sertraline?

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What is PTSD?

Symptoms: Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD include the following: Intense feelings of distress when reminded of a tragic eventExtreme physical reactions to reminders of trauma such as a nausea, sweating or a pounding heartInvasive, upsetting memories of a tragedyFlashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening again)Nightmares of either frightening things or of … Continue reading What is PTSD?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorders are characterised by extreme fluctuations in mood whereby an individual alternates between states of depression and mania. The term 'bipolar' describes the contrasting emotions at different ends of the spectrum of mood. There are three subtypes of bipolar disorders, bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder and cyclothymic disorder. Signs and Symptoms: Bipolar I:The … Continue reading What is Bipolar Disorder?