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PTSD: Management

by Helen Farrell, MD
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    The lecture PTSD: Management by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Major Psychiatric Disorders.


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    1. Decreased seizure threshold.
    2. Sexual dysfunction.
    3. GI disturbances.
    4. Night sweats.
    5. Increased risk of suicidal thinking.
    1. Cognitive behavioral therapy-CBT.
    2. Relational and compassionate psychotherapy.
    3. Behavior modification.
    4. Biofeedback.
    5. Dialectical behavior therapy.
    1. …hyperarousal.
    2. …night sweats.
    3. …GI disturbances.
    4. …sexual dysfunction.
    5. …suicidal thoughts.
    1. Prazosin should be started with a dose of 3-15mg to increase its efficacy. .
    2. TCAs and MAOIs are used as second line agents
    3. Early treatment may prevent chronicity.
    4. SSRIs and other drugs are most effective in decreasing hyperarousal and mood.
    5. SSRIs should be started at its lowest dose and gradually titrated.
    1. Benzodiazepines
    2. Sertraline
    3. Phenelzine
    4. Olanzapine
    5. Amitriptyline
    1. Occurrence of symptoms within 1 month of the trauma and last for a maximum of 1 month.
    2. Occurrence of symptoms within 1 year of the trauma and lasts for 6 months.
    3. Occurrence of symptoms within 1 month of trauma and last for 1 week.
    4. Occurrence of symptoms within 1 month of the trauma and last for a maximum of 1 year.
    5. Occurrence of symptoms within 1 week of the trauma and last for a maximum of 1 month.

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     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD


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