SSRIs for PTSD: Just How Effective Are They?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 4, April 2004
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Strangely enough, there are only two medications FDA-approved for PTSD–Zoloft (sertraline) and Paxil (paroxetine). This is despite the fact that PTSD is a common problem, with a lifetime prevalence of between 5 and 10%, and can be extremely debilitating.