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NICE states there is neither a clinically important, nor statistically significant effect of using sertraline to treat post-traumatic stress disorder; therefore sertraline is not recommended. View Article PubMed Google Scholar Ackerman PT, Newton JE, McPherson WB, Jones JG, Dykman RA: Prevalence of post traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric diagnoses in three groups of abused children (sexual, physical, and both). I have gone two weeks sleepless, only to grab a couple of hours when the housekeeper arrived and banged pots around in the kitchen.

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