Medication May Improve the Benefits of PTSD Psychotherapy

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have serious problems with alcohol (AUD). Recent research suggests that the medication, topiramate (TOP), may improve the benefits of therapy for those with PTSD and AUD. How TOP affects the brain areas involved in PTSD and AUD is not yet understood.

PTSD and Drinking: How Best to Treat Both?

Now, researchers at San Diego’s U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital are launching a five-year study to see if the strongest PTSD therapy can be used on heavy drinkers at the same time as helping them ease their grip on the bottle.