Prazosin for military combat-related PTSD nightmares: A critical review

Brian W. Writer, Eric G. Meyer, Jason Schillerstrom

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Abstract

Military combat is a common trauma experience associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma-related nightmares are a hallmark symptom of PTSD. They can be resistant to label-pharmacological PTSD treatment, and they are associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes. The purpose of this article is to review and evaluate prazosin therapy for combat-related PTSD nightmares. Consistent with available literature for all-causes PTSD nightmares, prazosin is an effective off-label option for combat-related PTSD nightmares. Future trials may further instruct use in specific combat-exposure profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-33
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Prazosin for military combat-related PTSD nightmares : A critical review. / Writer, Brian W.; Meyer, Eric G.; Schillerstrom, Jason.

In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2014, p. 24-33.

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