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Monday, December 03, 2012 linda spears, Community Member, asks

Q: what is the best medicine to treat p.t.s.d.?

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro
12/ 3/12 3:00pm

Hi Linda,

 

The FDA approves Sertraline (Zoloft) and Paroxetine (Paxil) for the treatment of PTSD. Both belong to the same group of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - or SSRI's.

 

The recommended treatment of PTSD involves psychotherapy with or without medication. Here's a post I wrote earlier entitled treating PTSD with medication.

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By linda spears, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/03/12, First Published: 12/03/12