Trauma is Treatable - Pharmaceutical Executive


Trauma is Treatable

Pharmaceutical Executive

ER star Noah Wylie and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivor Kellie Greene help educate YWCA professional staff about the causes and treatments of PTSD. The program, Moving Past Trauma, is cosponsored by Pfizer and the YWCA and aims to train other professionals such as rape crisis counselors, police, firefighters, and emergency room personnel about the disorder. Pfizer's antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline) recently won FDA approval for long-term treatment of PTSD, its sixth indication. Zoloft was approved for PTSD in 1999. Other indications include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and major depression.

-Sibyl Shalo


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