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does zoloft help with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: A psychiatrist if psychotherapy & medications. A psychologist if psychotherapy alone.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
An experienced one: The best provider to select is one who is experienced in treating ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy has an excellent track record for ptsd. It is a ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapy/meds: Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and physicians assistants an prescribe medications for PTSD. Psychologists, social workers, and occasionally psychi ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: Ptsd can develop after you've seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Symptoms include reliving the event ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sxs: Ptsd has 3 types of sxs. Avoidance of people, places, things, thoughts, emotions or memories that trigger symptoms. Reliving- intrusive memories, fla ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Symptom inquiry: The doctor should inquire if the patient has been in a situation where the patient believes loss of life or catastrophic injury was imminent, and with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes - see link.: The short answer is yes. A significant number of soldiers returning from war zones have been committing suicide. This has become of a major issue that ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes.: A traumatic experience, by definition, temporarily overwhelms a person's ability to cope with it. Ptsd can be extremely distressing and long lasting ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: This is of significant concern in the military where suicides have risen in the wake of oif & oef. Post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) is usually a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: Ptsd is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after seeing or experiencing a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. It ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
FaceTheIssuesGetHelp: The term ptsd has become a marketed fad, very real, just not unique to only soldiers having experienced battle, maiming & death; common to anyone havi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: That depends. Ptsd most often is caused by involvement in one or more life-threatening or horrific events. However, there is a subset that we can see ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levenson
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
PTSD: Ptsd is an anxiety disorder, but i believe one day it will be classified as a variant of depression. As with any mental disorder, there are behaviora ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Tell them.: It is certainly a reasonable combination. Your PCP should be able to listen to your concerns and suggestions.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Antidepressant : Nobody knows for sure how this type of medicine works. However, it is well known that the drug interacts with receptors in the brain and block seroton ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marie Beasley
12 years experience Psychiatry
Depends : Zoloft is since daily medication. It can generally be taken any time of day, with or without food. But, everyone responds a little differently. For i ... Read More
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