Psychopharmacologic treatment of dissociative fugue and PTSD in an Ethiopian refugee

Dorothy Liu-Barbaro, Murray Stein
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2015, 76 (7): 958
Despite widespread awareness of their frequent co-occurrence, little is known about treatment of individuals with comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative disorders. Patients with dissociative disorders do not respond well to standard exposure therapy, and few psychopharmacologic trials exist. Fluoxetine proved ineffective for depersonalization disorder, but paroxetine showed efficacy in decreasing dissociative symptoms in PTSD patients.

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