N-acetylcysteine Shows Promise in Treatment of Co-Occurring PTSD and SUD
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 1, January 2017
Colleen Ryan, MD.
Dr. Ryan has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common psychiatric disorder in veterans who seek treatment at the VA, and substance use disorder (SUD) is a common comorbid condition. While SSRIs can be effective for PTSD symptoms, they don’t treat SUD well.