PTSD: National Center for PTSD
First, Do No Harm: Avoiding Prescribing Pitfalls
Rural Provider PTSD Toolkit
When medication use shifts from treatment of PTSD to the quick amelioration of anxiety, anger, sleep disturbance and nightmares, treatment is less likely to be effective and may result in harm. Clinicians must manage a confusing overlap of symptoms when treating patients with PTSD, insomnia, and chronic pain - and increasingly face difficult decisions about how to manage medications, especially in patients with active or past substance use disorders. It is important to pause before initiating any medication to consider all the ramifications.