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Impaired prefrontal cortical function accounts for the loss or reduced ability to suppress stress responses and fear associations generated by the amygdala, thereby interfering with fear extinction [154, 155, 156]. Motivational issues can be problematic in patients with moderate-to-severe TBI and should be assessed because they may diminish engagement in therapy [6]. The prazosin trials also showed that patients are able to continue maintenance of other PTSD medications, including SSRIs, without interference of benefit.

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