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Characterization of the Use of Antipsychotics in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder During the Past Decade

This study has been completed.
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Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2005
Last updated: September 20, 2006
Last verified: September 2006

The main purpose is to show the percentage of patients taking antipsychotics with PTSD by looking at approximately ten year’s worth of data from 1994 through 2004. We will also determine the type and dose of antipsychotics the patients received, and to determine how many of those patients had psychotic versus nonpsychotic symptoms. We will be obtaining this data from the VISN 7 Corporate Data Warehouse. We hypothesize that there has been an overall increase in antipsychotic use in patient’s with PTSD over the last 10 years.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Characterization of the Use of Antipsychotics in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder During the Past Decade

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Further study details as provided by Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: September 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005
Detailed Description:

This study is a retrospective chart review of patients, at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, who were, treated with antipsychotics as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy.

The data will be retrieved from a computerized list of patients treated at the TVAMC for PTSD from 1994-2004 Charts will be reviewed by looking at approximately ten year’s worth of data. Charts will then be examined to determine what type of antipsychotics patients were prescribed, the dose and duration of the antipsychotics, and the presence or absence of documented psychotic symptoms.


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Have a diagnosis of PTSD (309.81)
  2. Male or female patients at least 19 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

• None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00233467

United States, Alabama
Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, 35404
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Seamans, PharmD Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00233467     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TREAC Retro PTSD
Study First Received: October 3, 2005
Last Updated: September 20, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation:
posttraumatic stress disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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