Immediate treatment with propranolol decreases posttraumatic stress disorder two months after trauma

@article{Vaiva2003ImmediateTW,
  title={Immediate treatment with propranolol decreases posttraumatic stress disorder two months after trauma},
  author={G. Vaiva and F. Ducrocq and Karine Jezequel and B. Averland and C. Marmar},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={947-949}
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated the efficacy of propranolol prescribed shortly after trauma exposure in the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and diagnosis. METHODS Eleven patients received 40 mg of propranolol 3 times daily for 7 days, followed by a taper period of 8-12 days. They were compared with eight patients who refused propranolol but agreed to participate in the study. Though nonrandomized, the two groups did not differ on demographics, exposure… Expand
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