Treatment of Comorbid Disorders and Associated Symptoms

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More often than not, PTSD sufferers are plagued by comorbid or other association symptoms and conditions. Matthew Friedman states, "people with PTSD exhibit abnormalities in almost every psychobiological system" (p. 95). Kessler et al. (1995) estimate that more than 80 percent of individuals with PTSD have a comorbid psychiatric condition. Such disorders and related conditions as depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, psychosis, substance abuse, and irritability and anger should be addressed with their respective and indicated medications, with proper attention paid to interaction effects and how the treatment of these issues ties into the overall clinical picture. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are implicated for treatment of depression and Anxiety Disorders as well. Effective medications for psychotic symptoms include Zyprexa and Seroquel. Methadone has been effectively used in the treatment of Opioid Dependence. Fluoxetine has been used successfully in the treatment of anger and hostility.

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Getting to Know Anxiety

Getting to Know Anxiety

Stop Letting Anxiety Rule Your Life And Take Back The Control You Desire Right Now! You don't have to keep letting your anxiety disorder run your life. You can take back your inner power and change your life for the better starting today! In order to have control of a thing, you first must understand it. And that is what this handy little guide will help you do. Understand this illness for what it is. And, what it isn't.

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