Nonconventional interventions for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder: Ketamine, repetitive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and alternative approaches

@article{Pradhan2016NonconventionalIF,
  title={Nonconventional interventions for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder: Ketamine, repetitive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), and alternative approaches},
  author={Basant Pradhan and Jessica Kluewer D’Amico and Ramkrishna Makani and Tapan Parikh},
  journal={Journal of Trauma \& Dissociation},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={35 - 54}
}
ABSTRACT It is alarming that only 59% of those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) respond to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Many existing treatments, both pharmacological and nonpharmacological, do not directly target trauma memories that lay at the core of the PTSD pathogenesis. Notable exceptions are medications like ketamine and propranolol and trauma-focused psychotherapies like eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (developed by Shapiro) and Trauma… 

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