Effects of Early Albuterol (Salbutamol) Administration on the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms
β2-adrenergic receptor agonist, pharmacologic intervention, motor vehicle accident
Psychiatry and Psychology
The present study examined whether use of albuterol within hours of a motor vehicle accident (MVA) impacted subsequent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Participants receiving albuterol had less severe overall PTSS and hyperarousal symptoms at 6-weeks and less severe reexperiencing symptoms at 1-year post-MVA than those who did not receive albuterol.
Kobayashi, Ihori; Sledjeski, Eve; Fallon, William Jr.; Spoonster, Eileen; Riccio, David C.; and Delahanty, Douglas L. (2011). Effects of Early Albuterol (Salbutamol) Administration on the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Psychiatry Research 185(1-2), 296-298. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.10.016 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/psycpubs/3