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Management of adults with PTSD part II: drugs and other interventions

Abstract

Exposure to traumatic events is common, and many people experience some symptoms following such exposure. In most people, these symptoms subside within a few weeks, but for others, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops and may be long-lasting. Part I of this article (DTB 2014; 52: 33–6) discussed the recognition of PTSD and evidence for trauma-focused psychological treatment (generally considered to be first-line treatment). Here in part II of the article, we discuss other possible second-line options: pharmacological treatments and other therapies.

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