Veteranclaims’s Blog

November 13, 2012

New PTSD Study Wants Returning Veterans to Participate

Full article at: Returning combat veterans wanted for new PTSD study

“HOUSTON – Researchers at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) and Baylor College of Medicine are currently looking for returning combat Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who are interested in participating in a study testing a new medication in conjunction with exposure therapy.

The study focuses on the use of an anti-hypertension medication to determine if it reduces the effects of PTSD-related symptoms.

This double-blind study involves participants receiving either the study medication or a placebo, and gradually increasing the dose over time. The Veteran will then undergo exposure therapy, such as an Iraq/Afghanistan virtual reality computer simulation, to determine an optimal dosage. Healthcare providers are hoping the results of this experiment will not only reduce the effects of many PTSD related symptoms, but also try to prevent them.”

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