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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1023470.pdf


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE