Hypnotic Medication in the Aftermath of Trauma

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Treatment guidelines published in the Journal as well as a recent review in a prestigious medical journal make recommendations for short-term use of hypnotic medication for early intervention following trauma. We have advocated this approach and recently followed up a pilot case series with a small randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(12):1183-1184