Why are antidepressants prescribed for PTSD?
PTSD is not depression. Antidepressants are for depression.
- ?Lv 62 weeks ago
Speaking about medical literature only, the humans who have been studied with PTSD all had depression. PTSD is an anxiety disorder with a core symptom of depression. So because people are not stupid it is prescribed. Now I am not a fan of meds but you did not ask.
- KevinLv 42 months ago
Doctors go by symptoms related to meds and antidepressants help with anxiety too
- RWPossumLv 72 months ago
These drugs can help with anxiety, which is very common with PTSD. Also, there's no reason why someone with the disorder can't be depressed. If you're interested, I have information about the variety of things, some surprisingly simple, that can help with PTSD in a recent answer. You're welcome to click on name and read. Or you can click on the link below.Source(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqEM_jlDRZI
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
it's the decision of the doctors