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Unique study to test new drug for PTSD

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event.

It's certainly a problem for our war veterans, but it can result from any type of traumatic event.

Baylor College of Medicine hopes that any woman with PTSD will come forward for a unique study.  They've developed the first drug ever made specifically for the problem.

Before now, only anti-psychotic or anti-depressant drugs were available.

"It's a 6-week placebo-controlled trial, meaning half will get a placebo and others will get the drug we're testing.  The drug itself is called a CRF-antagonist.  CRF is a peptide in the brain that is associated with stress."

Doctors will perform tests, like an M-R-I and saliva samples, to look at stress hormones.

If you'd like to be part of the study, we have a link on our web site on how to get involved.

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