- By Dana Sparks
Blood Pressure Drug For Nightmares Related To PTSD
The blood pressure drug prazosin has been shown to be an effective treatment to curb post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related nightmares. Mayo Clinic psychiatrists are presenting their findings this week at the 20th European Congress of Psychiatry in Prague. “The studies showed the drug was well-tolerated and can take effect rapidly, within days to weeks, and some patients reported a return of nightmares when the course of prazosin was stopped,” says Simon Kung, M.D., a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and principal investigator of the study.