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Re: Meds for PTSD??

Posted by Terry on February 28, 1999, at 22:43:39

In reply to Meds for PTSD??, posted by Christy on February 17, 1999, at 1:33:49

A study from the VA Hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL, presented at this year's American Society of Hospital Pharmacists' annual meeting indicates that bupropion (Wellbutrin) may be effective for PTSD. REsearchers there are testing the drug in 60 patients. An interim eight-week analysis of the drug indicates treated patients had much better scores on depression scales and other tests and had less anxiety. Bupropion may be better than SSRIs such as Prozac for PTSD because it doesn't cause sleep disturbances, which are often already a problem with this diagnosis. Final results aren't yet available, but the drug did seem promising in this veteran's study. Doses used were the usual recommended doses for depression (300 to 450 mg daily) of either regular or sustained-released bupropion.

> Understanding that PTSD is an emotional condition and not a chemical one, it's symptoms such as panic attacks, depression and what not are debilitating.
> Does anyone know of any medicine that can be safely used long-term to treat these symptoms as they arise?
> Thanks and good luck to all!




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