The Psychopharmacological Use of Zoloft

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Dr. Ashish Bhatt, MD of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received his medical degree from Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Currently serving as chief medical officer at Sovereign Health Group, Dr. Ash Bhatt is trained in the psychopharmacological use of Zoloft in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Psychopharmacology is the discipline of using medication in managing psychological conditions. Physicians like Dr. Ash Bhatt, practicing psychopharmacology, have extended training and understanding in medication half-life (duration the medicine stays in the body), medical drug interaction (how the medication affects other medicines), protein binding (availability of the medicine to the body), and polymorphic genes (the diversity of genes ranging from patient to patient).

The psychopharmacological use of Zoloft, or sertraline, has been administered by clinicians for the past 25 years. Prescribed by a licensed physician, the medication helps treat panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe premenstrual syndrome.

Patients undergoing psychopharmacological treatment with Zoloft demonstrate improved sleep, mood, energy level, appetite, and overall positive outlook towards daily activities. By restoring the presence of the natural hormone serotonin in the brain, psychopharmacological use of Zoloft helps patients diagnosed with OCD to suppress the desire of performing repeated tasks and decreases unwanted thoughts, anxiety, fear, and panic attacks. Sertraline is typically prescribed orally in tablet or capsule form to be ingested once daily.

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