Key Treatment

Acutely, nonbenzodiazepine sleeping medications may be used as first-line treatment for insomnia (Bradley et al., 2005; NICE, 2005) (SOR: B).

PTSD is often effectively treated with SSRIs, including sertraline, paroxetine, venlafaxine, and fluoxetine, though this effect may be less in older veterans (APA, 2004; Benedek et al., 2009; Stein et al., 2006) (SOR: A).

The antidepressant mirtazapine and the anticonvulsants topira-mate and tiagabine may be beneficial in PTSD therapy (Benedek et al., 2009) (SOR: B).

For PTSD nightmares, prazosin may be effective (SOR: B). Risperidone and olanzapine may be effective augmentation to SSRIs for persistent PTSD symptoms (Benedek et al, 2009) (SOR: B).

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Curing Eczema Naturally

Curing Eczema Naturally

Do You Suffer From the Itching, Redness and Scaling of Chronic Eczema? If so you are not ALONE! It strikes men and women young and old! It is not just

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment