Gabapentin in PTSD: a retrospective, clinical series of adjunctive therapy.

@article{Hamner2001GabapentinIP,
  title={Gabapentin in PTSD: a retrospective, clinical series of adjunctive therapy.},
  author={Mark B Hamner and Peter S Brodrick and Lawrence A Labbate},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={141-6}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms may improve significantly with antidepressant medications, however some phenomena often remain refractory to the most commonly used treatments. Frequently, sleep disturbances, such as insomnia and nightmares, are symptoms of PTSD that are refractory to antidepressant treatment. Gabapentin, a novel anticonvulsant agent, has been of interest as a potential anxiolytic agent, but has not been evaluated in PTSD. We reviewed records of 30 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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