Medication and non-medication treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder
Recent developments in the psychological and pharmacological management of post-traumatic stress disorder are reviewed. This review of controlled outcome studies indicates that: (i) cognitive behavior therapy is the psychological treatment of choice; (ii) different components of cognitive behavior therapy can be effective; (iii) eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is not as effective as cognitive behavior therapy; (iv) selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors are the pharmacological treatment of choice; and (v) there is increasing support for nefazadone but not for cyproheptadine in reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The need for increased treatment effectiveness and the integration of recent findings into clinical practice is discussed.
Original Work Citation
Bryant, R. A., & Friedman, M. J. (2001, March). Medication and non-medication treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder. doi:10.1097/00001504(2001)03000-00004. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 14(2), 119-123. doi:10.1097%2F00001504(2001)03000-00004
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