It was explained to me that seroquel is a mood stabilizer and then, after a couple weeks, zoloft was added. It definitely helped me tolerate the SSRI without all kinds of anxiety coming over me.
My story is I successfully weened off Effexor (extremely slowly!) and was med free for 6 months. But the depression and anxiety were debilitating and really stressful for my family! So I tried lexapro, but after a week, the anxiety was awful! Lots of crying 🙁
The seroquel with zoloft seems to be working well.
I just upped my zoloft, too.
Here’s the issue though… vertigo and dizziness. (Yes, they are different). I’ve been tested and something is messed up with my left vestibular nerve. I am wondering if this is all related to going off Effexor?
Anyway, to answer your question, seroquel is nice to help sleep but yes, it can help your mood as well.