Journal article

Adjunctive therapy with brexpiprazole improves treatment resistant complex post traumatic stress disorder in domestic family violence victims

Manjula O'Connor

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Domestic family violence (FV) is a serious problem with serious impacts on mental health of victims. One such impact is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it can be resistant to treatment (treatment-resistant or TR). This article offers novel treatment. METHODS: Two treatment resistant case studies are described where adjunctive treatment with brexpiprazole was commenced. Possible theoretical considerations are presented to explain improvement. RESULTS: Adjunctive treatment with brexpiprazole was associated with significant improvement in FV subjective and objective measures, with enhanced response to trauma therapy. CONCLUSION: Brexpiprazole improved complex post traumati..

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