PTSD

Exploring Psychopharmacology for PTSD

Exploring Psychopharmacology for PTSD

Despite mixed data, there are some psychopharmacological options for treating PTSD. CONFERENCE REPORTER Although psychotherapy is first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there are a few psychopharmacological options that may be useful, Mark B. Hamner, MD, told attendees at the 2022 Annual Psychiatric TimesTM World CME Conference in San Diego. Antidepressants are currently considered …

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Particular brain reactions to traumatic stress are associated with PTSD risk

Particular brain reactions to traumatic stress are associated with PTSD risk

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that in the initial days and weeks after experiencing trauma, individuals facing potentially threatening situations who had less activity in their hippocampus developed more severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. This association between reduced hippocampal activity and the risk of PTSD was particularly strong in …

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