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Taking hydrocortisone immediately after a traumatic event may help prevent PTSD

Taking hydrocortisone immediately after a traumatic event may help prevent PTSD

In an experimental study published in Translational psychiatry, taking a single dose of hydrocortisone immediately after watching a stressful movie reduced intrusive memories related to the movie compared to the placebo group in the following days. Voluntary memory was not affected. The effect was seen in both men and women. Persistent and distressing involuntary memories …

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