Benzodiazapine fogs her up a bit but better control

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benzodiazapine, fogs her up a bit, but better  control. Antidepressants (mainly SSRI’s) for depression, irritability –  or atypical antidepressant Antipsychotics (e.g., Abilify, Risperdal) for any paranoia, social estrangement, etc.  –  so preoccupied, paranoid Sleep medications (e.g., Lunesta, Ambien, Trazodone) for insomnia Experimental and unproven : propanolol ( Inderal ), an anti-hypertensive drug that  blocks adrenalin, may affect memory consolidation after stress and reduce the  intensity of subsequent PTSD symptoms. Shown to reduce bodily post-stress  symptoms short-term, but unproven in long-term clinical studies.  – lowers your blood  pressure, medical consquences if it gets too low. Still experimental! Psychotherapy for Acute Stress: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Fact phase:   Ask victims to tell their story Reaction phase:  Ask victims to report their thoughts and feelings about the incident Symptom phase:  Solicit symptomatology and suggest coping strategies Teaching phase:  Educate victim regarding traumas and typical reactions to trauma Reentry phase:   Wrap-up, answer Q’s, provide referrals, develop plan of action Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Guided re-exposure and abreaction (controversial due to risk of re-traumatization) EMDR - Eye movement desensitization / reprocessing (no evidence for special  effectiveness) Cognitive skills training (thought neutralization) Group therapy / self-help (rap) groups: for estrangement, abreaction and support
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Stress management training Finding meaning in tragedy (“sublimation”) End
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