I’m on medication to help me relax and sleep. Will this medication help my PTSD?

I’m on medication to help me relax and sleep. Will this medication help my PTSD?


I never prescribe a sleeping pill for insomnia if I think that there’s a reason for the insomnia that I can treat more effectively. If you’ve been given these medications for your insomnia, or for your anxiety, there’s a good chance they won’t help your PTSD. These drugs can sometimes interfere with psychotherapy for PTSD. We have much better drugs that will treat the insomnia, the anxiety, but all the other PTSD symptoms as well. So I don’t prescribe sleeping pills or general anti-anxiety agents because they either don’t work, or they may make things a little worse.

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