The treatment of night terrors associated with The posttraumatic syndrome.

The author describes three cases in which the frequency and intensity of night terrors associated with the posttraumatic syndrome were greatly lessened by administration of imipramine; in one case, the night terrors disappeared completely. Possible explanationss for this effect of imipramine are discussed, including the drug's arousal-preventing action. The author believes that the study of sleep EEGs of patients suffering posttraumatic syndrome will prove fruitful.
AuthorsJ R Marshall
JournalThe American journal of psychiatry (Am J Psychiatry) Vol. 132 Issue 3 Pg. 293-5 (Mar 1975) ISSN: 0002-953X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID1115276 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Imipramine
  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Anxiety
  • Arousal (drug effects)
  • Dreams (drug effects)
  • Fear
  • Heart Rate (drug effects)
  • Humans
  • Imipramine (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Activity (drug effects)
  • Neurocognitive Disorders (drug therapy)
  • Respiration (drug effects)
  • Sweating (drug effects)

Join CureHunter, for free Research Interface BASIC access!

Take advantage of free CureHunter research engine access to explore the best drug and treatment options for any disease. Find out why thousands of doctors, pharma researchers and patient activists around the world use CureHunter every day.
Realize the full power of the drug-disease research network!

Choose Username:
Verify Password: