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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01CX001762-01
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):
$1,093,928
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

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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