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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01BX003512-05A2
Title: Treating PTSD and depression: Mechanisms of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in rats
Principal Investigator:

David Morilak

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $137,814
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,315,850
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Current pharmacological treatments for PTSD and comorbid depression are inadequate. These stress- related psychiatric illnesses of high significance and impact to the veteran population, and finding more effective treatments would satisfy a tremendous gap in veterans’ health care. Evidence-based behavioral therapies, such as exposure therapy, are promising, but they also have limited efficacy. The lack of effective treatment arises, in part, from our lack of knowledge of the neurobiological mech...



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