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Anxiety. 1994-1995;1(4):169-74.

Pharmacotherapy of post-traumatic stress disorder with a novel psychotropic.

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Ciba-Geigy Corporation Pharmaceuticals Division, Summit, NJ 07901, USA.

Abstract

This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel trial conducted in outpatients in three countries. Following screening and placebo washout, patients received brofaromine (a combined MAO-A inhibitor/5-HT transport inhibitor) or placebo in a flexible dosing design. Based upon the CAPS, a standardized post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) interview, findings from a cohort involving both subchronic and chronic traumatic stress marginally favored brofaromine over placebo; however, not to a statistically significant degree. With a more conservation definition of the syndrome, employing a primary cohort of patients with PTSD of one year or greater duration, brofaromine significantly reduced PTSD symptoms in comparison with placebo. In all analyses a substantial proportion of patients in both drug and placebo groups remained symptomatic throughout. Findings were supported by an analysis of secondary measures. Brofaromine may be of benefit in the therapy of PTSD.

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