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Psychopharmacology of PTSD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Psychopharmacology of PTSD

For mental health care providers

Run time: 90 min, in 6 parts
Production date: 2002

Psychopharmacology of PTSDThe purpose of this broadcast is to increase participants' knowledge in identifying target symptoms in PTSD for pharmacological treatment and to provide basic information on the mechanisms of action of various classes of pharmacological agents. Also the presentation will review data on the efficacy of various classes of medications in treatment of PTSD.


After the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the hypothesized mechanism of action of the major classes of pharmacological agents; and
  2. Know what medications have objective data supporting their efficacy in the treatment of PTSD.

Title of Section Run Time Windows Media Transcript - pdf
Introduction (14:19) Video (240 kB) Part 1
Neurotransmitter Review (4:06) Video (238 kB) Part 2
Overview of Pharmacological Treatment (13:59) Video (240 kB) Part 3
Efficacy; Antidepressants (12:16) Video (240 kB) Part 4
More Agents; Recommendations (21:56) Video (240 kB) Part 5
Questions and Answers session (27:27) Video (240 kB) Part 6

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Steven E. Lindley, MD, PhD, Former Associate Director for Research, National Center for PTSD

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