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Claims for Patent: 4,962,128

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Claims for Patent: 4,962,128

Title: Method of treating anxiety-related disorders using sertraline
Abstract:A method of treating anxiety-related disorders comprising administering to a human in need of such treatment an amount of the compound (1S-cis)-4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-N-methyl-1-naphthalenam ine also known by the generic name sertraline, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, effective in preventing or alleviating anxiety and the symptoms associated with anxiety-related disorders.
Inventor(s): Doogan; Declan P. (Canterbury, GB2), Scappaticci; Karen A. (New York, NY), Hackett; Elizabeth (New York, NY)
Assignee: Pfizer Inc. (New York, NY)
Application Number:07/431,000
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treating an anxiety-related disorder comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment an amount of the compound (1S-cis)-4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-N-methyl-1-naphthalenam ine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, effective in preventing or alleviating anxiety and the symptoms associated with such disorder.

2. A method according to claim 1 wherein said anxiety-related disorder is selected from the group consisting of panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, simple phobias, social phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and avoidant personality disorder.

3. A method according to claim 1, wberein said anxiety-related disorder is panic disorder.

4. A method according to claim 1, wberein said anxiety-related disorder is generalized anxiety disorder.

5. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is agoraphobia.

6. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is social phobia.

7. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is a simple phobia.

8. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is posttraumatic stress disorder.

9. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is avoidant personality disorder.

10. A method according to claim 1, wherein said anxiety-related disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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