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Depakine, olanzapine for ptsd

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Is depakine good for ptsd?
Olanzapine?
Anxiolitics?

I'm left with these meds cause they won't give me treatment for ptsd.
 
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Antidepressants, such as paroxetine, sertraline, mirtazapine, amitriptyline or phenelzine, are sometimes used to treat PTSD in adults.

Of these medications, only paroxetine and sertraline are licensed specifically for the treatment of PTSD.

But mirtazapine, amitriptyline and phenelzine have also been found to be effective and may be recommended as well.

These medications will only be used if:

  • you choose not to have trauma-focused psychological treatment
  • psychological treatment would not be effective because there's an ongoing threat of further trauma (such as domestic violence)
  • you have gained little or no benefit from a course of trauma-focused psychological treatment
  • you have an underlying medical condition, such as severe depression, that significantly affects your ability to benefit from psychological treatment
 
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Other medications maybe are used if you have specific symptoms that require them. You could ask your doctor what you are taking each tablet for specifically.
 
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I have just skim read the results of a couple of small research studies of sodium valproate for PTSD and it said 'significant improvements in symptoms'. I like to read sentences like that! There are loads of results of studies available online but i don't know if they are top quality.

I think you have to go with how you feel personally. Take as little as you can manage on is my personal opinion.
 
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