Any Medications for PTSD?

Q:
Any medications for PTSD?

A:
Medications that are helpful in fight against PTSD are some of the same medical drugs also can be used to fight against depression and anxiety.

There are two major medications for treating PTSD: SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) and SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The following are some representatives of them:

SNRIs:

  • Venlafaxine (Effexor)

SSRIs:

  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)

Please ask more details from medical experts if needed.

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