Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment
When PTSD occurs in a person and it is something that does not go away on its own nor is the person able to manage it by themselves and keep up the behavior that makes a normal life, it will be necessary for them to receive treatment, either in the form of medication, therapy or a combination of both.
When treatment is successful, a patient will either have their symptoms alleviated entirely or they will be provided with a solution that will allow them to cope and manage their stressors and emotions and lead a normal life.
There are a variety of medications used to treat PTSD. If the aim is to control anxiety and panic, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) may be used. As medications SSRIs are typically called, Paxil, Celexa, Luvox, Prozac and Zoloft. Tricyclic antidepressants known as Elavil and Doxepin are also commonly prescribed.
Sometimes tranquilizers like Ativan and Klonopin are used as well as mood stabilizers like Depakote and Lamictal. For certain circumstances and severe cases neuroleptics like Seroquel and Abilify are recommended.