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Dr. Yuval Neria Reactions to Study of PTSD: Reuters Health

Docs Can Safely Treat Alcoholism, PTSD Together
August 6, 2013 - August 7, 2013

"I'm hoping this is going to encourage the people who are treating the PTSD and alcohol dependence to do simultaneous treatment… instead of treating one after the other, which isn't so effective," Foa said.

Yuval Neria, a professor at Columbia University and director of the Trauma and PTSD program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, agreed.


"This may encourage physicians - specifically those in the (Veterans Affairs) setting - to prescribe patients to both drug and evidence-based therapy," Neria, who was not involved with the new study, said.

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