A Brief Note On Depression And Targets The Three Main Ptsd Clusters Such As Avoidance, Re Experiencing, And Hyperarousal
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Brady and colleagues conducted a randomized, double-blind study of sertraline in patients with chronic PTSD with a minimum duration of symptoms of 6 months (Brady, 2000). According to Alexander (2012), a total of 187 patients were randomly assigned to receive 12 weeks of treatment. Either choosing sertraline (initiated at 25 mg/day and titrated as needed to 200 mg/day) or matched the placebo. At the end of treatment, sertraline provided significantly greater improvement in three of the four primary outcome measures. (The CAPS-2 total severity score, the Clinical Global Impression–Severity [CGI–S] rating, and the CGI–I rating) compared with placebo (Alexander, 2012).
Antidepressants control the balance of noradrenergic neurotransmission and serotonergic that are useful in treating PTSD.…