Title

Effects of Early Albuterol (Salbutamol) Administration on the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms

Publication Title

Psychiatry Research

Publication Date

1-30-2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1016/j.psychres.2009.10.016

Keywords

β2-adrenergic receptor agonist, pharmacologic intervention, motor vehicle accident

Disciplines

Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

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.


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