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Benzodiazepines, shown to affect memory, can produce anterograde amnesia (i.e., a loss of memory for events occurring forward in time). Following the ingestion of a benzodiazepine, short-term memory is not affected, but long-term memory is impaired. The memory loss may occur because events are not transferred from short-term memory to long-term memory and(More)
Three variables have been found to be important indicators in determining the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): the pre-existing personality, the trauma involved and the individual's environment. The neurological impact of PTSD on the brain's pathways gives credence to psychopharmacologic treatment. Five treatment principles of PTSD are(More)
  • S L Mejo
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse…
  • 1990
Antidepressant medications are being used to treat a broad spectrum of depressive syndromes. Newer uses of antidepressants are briefly presented. The mechanism of action and side-effect profile of antidepressants are outlined to help the nurse practitioner choose which antidepressant to use. Pharmacologic treatment is discussed. A case presentation(More)
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