Quetiapine Augmentation of PE Therapy for the Treatment of Co-occurring PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
A pilot study to evaluate feasibility for a full-scale merit application. Specifically, for veterans considering prolonged exposure (PE) therapy, following the model established by Foa et al, we need to establish safety, and feasibility of quetiapine compared to treatment as usual (TAU) which employs multiple medications commonly used for PTSD in the VA system.
- Behaviors and Mental Disorders
- Emergency Medicine
- Nervous System
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- Open to Enrollment
- Eligible Ages
- Over 18 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- All treatment seeking adult (≥ 18 years)
- Veterans with mTBI who meet PTSD diagnosis and have a CAPS-5 score of 25 or greater. Diagnosis will be determined using the provisional PTSD diagnosis convention recommended by the National Center of PTSD which requires at least moderate ratings (2 or more) on at least 1 B item (items #1-5), 1 C item (items #6-7), 2 D items (#8-14), and 2 E items (items #15-20) of the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5).
(6) Individuals who report suicidal or homicidal ideations in the past month severe enough to warrant inpatient admission.
(7) Individuals with current or known history of cardiac arrhythmia or QTc interval ≥ 450 milliseconds. (Note) Patients requiring other anti-arousal medication for general medical conditions such as antihypertensive medications, beta blockers etc., for hypertension, anti-thyroid medications for hyperthyroidism, and/or anti-epileptic medications, divalproex, levetiracetam, or carbamazepine for seizure disorder may be included if stable for at least 1 month before the screening visit.
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