Accession Number : AD1023470

Title :   A Controlled Trial of Topiramate Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Veterans with PTSD

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : Northern California Institute for Research and Education San Francisco United States

Personal Author(s) : Batki,Steven L ; Pennington,David L ; Neylan,Thomas

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and PTSD commonly co-occur, complicate assessment and treatment, and worsen clinical outcomes in veterans with both conditions. AUDs are potential consequences of PTSD, as many veterans may use alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate or ameliorate PTSD symptoms such as hyperarousal or emotional numbing. AUDs may also be a risk factor for the development of PTSD and may exacerbate PTSD symptom severity and impairment. Treatment for co-occurring PTSD and alcohol dependence among veterans is challenging.

Descriptors :   traumatic stress disorder , brain injuries , human behavior , therapeutics , anxiety disorders , substancerelated disorders , clinical trials , regression analysis , employment , education , statistical analysis , cognition , mental processes , VETERANS HEALTH , veterans military personnel , pharmacology , ALCOHOLISM

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