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Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: A Review.

Liriano, F., Hatten, C., & Schwartz, T. L. (2019). Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: A Review. Drugs in Context, 8, 1–7.

Highlights:

  • PTSD continues to be a problematic psychiatric condition that can be difficult to treat. SSRIs are the first-line treatment, and they are the only pharmaceutical class approved – their use may lead to a reduction in symptoms but, oftentimes, PTSD can be found to be treatment resistant.
  • In addition, there are many patients who have participated in trials of SSRIs as well as many other psychoactive drugs without complete remission
  • …ketamine has been shown to result in a near complete resolution of symptoms over the short term and seems to have similar findings to the use of ketamine in MDD.

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