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The treatment of night terrors associated with The posttraumatic syndrome.

Abstract
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
Topics
  • 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)

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