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Pharmacological treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder

The authors present a review of pharmacotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only a few controlled clinical trials have been carried out on PTSD, but there is a growing interest on this topic. Antidepressants, specially those with serotonergic activity, appear to provide effective pharmacotherapy for PTSD, as having either a primary therapeutic effect or in association with psychotherapy.

Posttraumatic stress disorder; Pharmacological treatment; Antidepressants; Lithium; Anticonvulsants

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