WARNING: SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS ZOLOFT and other antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some people 24 years of age and younger, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Watch for these changes and call your healthcare provider right away if you notice new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, actions, thoughts, or feelings, especially if severe. Pay particular attention to such changes when ZOLOFT is started or when the dose is changed. Depression or other serious mental illnesses are the most important causes of suicidal thoughts or actions. Watch for these changes and call your healthcare provider right away if you notice new or sudden changes in mood, behavior, actions, thoughts, or feelings, especially if severe. Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms. Before taking ZOLOFT, tell your doctor and pharmacist about all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you take or plan to take including: those to treat migraines, psychiatric disorders (including other antidepressants or amphetamines) to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome; aspirin, other NSAID pain relievers, or other blood thinners because they may increase the risk of bleeding. This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent Web MD's most up-to-date information. To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. 24, 2008 - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Zoloft are effective treatments for childhood anxiety disorders -- but the combination works best, a government-funded study shows. Anxiety disorders and social phobias limit the lives of at least one in 10 children. Yet up to half of these kids aren't helped by short-term treatment with psychotherapy alone or medications alone. Walkup, MD, and colleagues led a multi-institution, government-funded study to see whether combination treatment would help. The researchers enrolled 488 children and teens age 7 to 17 years. All suffered separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or social phobia. There were four different treatment groups: Walkup and colleagues conclude that all three of the active treatments -- CBT, Zoloft, or the combination -- are effective short-term treatments for kids with anxiety disorders.
I was on Zoloft for a few years on and off. It was successful for me at 100mg. I would stop thinking that I was better and the anxiety would start up again after a few months. Quiz Tips for Success. Things Every Teen Should Know;. Child Anxiety Therapy Plus Zoloft Best. 133 kids got Zoloft alone -- beginning with 25 milligrams per day and adjusted up to 200.