Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Drug treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder should not be used as a routine first-line treatment for adults (in general use or by specialist mental health professionals) in preference to a trauma-focused psychological therapy.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Drug treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder should not be used as a routine first-line treatment for adults (in general use or by specialist mental health professionals) in preference to a trauma-focused psychological therapy.
Interventions:
drug treatments

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (CG26)
Published date:
March 2005
Paragraph number:
1.9.3.1.
Page number:
19

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