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-- Dozier is a veteran of desert storm and shield his post traumatic stress disorder started shortly after returning home.
It was a huge void it was almost like I didn't.
To this this life and I came back -- this former drill sergeant faced a long hard ground I didn't realize what was going on with -- you know mentally at that time.
You know -- soldiers.
I can fix anything I can overcome anything when training that's what I do.
He couldn't fix his PT SD but He could and did seek treatment finding -- good therapist and medications that also helped the average.
Doctor treating the average patient with PT SP.
Is often prescribing a number of add on medications to try to improve the response of treatment.
The -- known as one of those medications a second generation anti psychotic agent.
It is often used in conjunction with two FDA approved SRI anti depressant Paxil and Zoloft.
Pre tax help.
Doctor John crystal from the veterans affairs national center for posttraumatic stress disorder and coauthors conducted a randomized control trial testing the effectiveness suffer -- don't vs placebo in reducing PT SD symptoms.
Veterans from 23 VA medical centers across the country participated.
Are getting the currently FDA approved treatment but still need an add on medication.
Did not seem to benefit when your spirit and was added to their treatment over six months this study appears in this week's John -- journal of the American Medical Association.
It shows us that that just because a medication can be widely prescribed doesn't mean.
Necessarily that it's really helpful for the overall for the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder today Anthony says he's happy in a good relationship and also has some encouraging words for fellow veterans with PT SD.
Recovery is possible.
-- never goes away.
But you can live like like I do now the healthy and prosperous life Katherine -- pajama report.
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