Prolonged exposure for PTSD with and without Yohimbine: A randomized controlled trial Save

Date Added
February 6th, 2014
IRB Number
19438
Researcher
Peter Tuerk
Keywords
Anxiety, Men's Health, Mental Health, Military, Stress Disorders
Summary

The goal of this study is to assess if the use of a one time dose of Yohimbine, an herbal supplement with effects similiar to a caffine pill or a five hour energy drink, when given in combination of the evidence based treatment for PTSD, Prolonged Exposure (PE), reduces PTSD symptoms more quickly. This study is being conducted at the Charleston VA and will involve approximately 40 male Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans from ages 18-45. Compensation is provided for study participation. Participation in the study will last approximately 10 weeks, followed by one assessment three months after the completion of the study.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bridgette Niepoth
843-789-6652
bridgette.niepoth@va.gov

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