Inositol treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder Academic Article uri icon


  • Inositol is a second messenger system precursor that can affect the function of several neurotransmitters including serotonin (Rahman and Newman, 1993). Inositol has been shown in controlled double-blind studies to ameliorate symptoms of depression (Levine et al., 1995) and panic disorder (Benjamin et al., 1995). Several antidepressants and antipanic medications were reported to have some effect on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Katz et al., 1995). We therefore carried out a study of inositol in PTSD.

publication date

  • January 1, 1996