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Question: Appropriate first-line treatment for a nonpsychotic adult patient with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may include all of the following except:

16% of
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Chose A


17% of
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Chose B


26% of
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Chose C

41% of
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Chose D

Answer: D. Initial therapy generally involves either trauma-focused psychotherapy (CBT including exposure) or, depending on patient preference or access to psychotherapy, a serotonergic reuptake inhibitor (SRI). Prazosin may be tried at bedtime for patients who have nightmares, generally in conjunction with an SRI. Benzodiazepines are not preferred for this indication and have the potential for drug dependence.

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