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PTSD Medication

The most common type of medication for PTSD is antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and prazosin.

Antidepressants aid in the symptoms of both depression and anxiety. They’ve also been known to help while dealing with emotions that affect sleep and concentration. They work by influencing the function of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines are often avoided due to their potential for abuse. Because of this, they’re not usually administered long-term, as this has been known to have a negative effect – rather than a positive one.

Prazosin assists with insomnia and nightmares, making it a possible alternative for PTSD treatment. However, the drug has yet to be classified by the federal drug administration board.

If you want to learn more about the type of medication available for sufferers of PTSD, contact Overcoming PTSD today on 02 9960 0022.
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