Sertraline more effective for anxiety than depression

The largest non-pharma study of an SSRI shows no effect on depression at six weeks
Reuters Health Staff writer
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Sertraline does not improve depression in primary care patients within six weeks, but it does reduce anxiety, a UK study shows.

The double-blinded trial, known as PANDA, included 655 patients aged 18-74 treated at 179 urban primary care surgeries in the UK.