Veteranclaims’s Blog

August 8, 2011

Commonly Prescribed PTSD Drug Found Ineffective

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 1:39 am

Full article at: Drugs Found Ineffective for Veterans’ Stress

By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: August 2, 2011

“Drugs widely prescribed to treat severe post-traumatic stress symptoms for veterans are no more effective than placebos and come with serious side effects, including weight gain and fatigue, researchers reported on Tuesday.

The surprising finding, from the largest study of its kind in veterans, challenges current treatment standards so directly that it could alter practice soon, some experts said.”

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