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					Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant belonging to the SSRI class
commonly used to treat depression, panic disorder, and social anxiety
disorder and as management for patients with Non-Psychiatric Ailments as
well. Side effects are also common with Zoloft, just like any medicines
in the market. Examples of which are nausea, insomnia, ejaculation
problems and diarrhea. But these effects may not happen to all patients,
for some have higher tolerance with it.       Study shows that 28 percent
of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are taking Zoloft
experienced insomnia. But it occurred less on patients with Premenstrual
Dysphoric Disorder, reporting only 12 percent incidents.


  Insomnia is defined as the chronic inability to sleep or to remain
asleep throughout the night. Difficulty falling asleep, waking up
frequently during the night with trouble of going back to sleep, waking
up too early in the morning and unrefreshing sleep are common symptoms
experienced by patients with insomnia. However, it is not identified by
the number of hours a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep
because the need for, and satisfaction with sleep, vary on every
individual.       Transient, lasts only for about a night to a few days;
intermittent, happens only once in a while; and chronic, occurring every
night that lasts for more than a month, are the sub-classifications of
insomnia.   Side effects of drugs, such as Zoloft, and brief alteration
in the environment and routine can lead to transient and intermittent
insomnia. Unlike the first two classifications, chronic insomnia is the
result of a long standing condition, either physical or mental or both.
To cope with the hassle brought about by insomnia, patients adjusted
their sleeping habits. Patients with sleep pattern disturbance followed
certain rules and routine that will enable them to have the sleep they
need.       Patients taking Zoloft may experience insomnia as a side
effect. However, the condition cannot be fully attributed to Zoloft
alone. Insomnia can be caused by other underlying disease condition the
patient is suffering. It is advisable to confide with your health care
provider if you are experiencing insomnia or any Zoloft side effects.


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