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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuromarkers of Treatment for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Andrea Spadoni Townsend

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $278,948
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have serious problems with alcohol, and many continue to suffer following our best treatments. While Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a first-line treatment, targeted adjunctive pharmacotherapy may benefit those with both an alcohol use disorder and PTSD (AUD/PTSD). In fact, recent evidence suggests that topiramate (TOP) may be uniquely effective for comorbid AUD/PTSD patients. TOP may improve treatment for the comorbidity of AUD and PTSD by cou...

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