Response to venlafaxine in a previously antidepressant treatment-resistant combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder

Mark B. Hamner, B. Christopher Frueh

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Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequently treated with antidepressant medications, especially the newer selective serotonergic antidepressants which have documented efficacy in PTSD. Analagous to depression, however, some PTSD patients may not have a satisfactory response to these agents. This case report describes a PTSD patient who did not respond to several serotonergic antidepressants, but did improve with venlafaxine which has both noradrenergic and serotonergic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-234
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Clinical Psychopharmacology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Antidepressants
  • Catecholamines
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Serotonin
  • Venlafaxine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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