The use of clonidine in post-traumatic stress disorder

J Natl Med Assoc. 1999 Aug;91(8):475-7.


This case report examines the use of clonidine to successfully treat a child suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This case shows an unintentional washout period that exemplifies a cause-effect relationship between clonidine and the inhibition of reenactment symptoms of PTSD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic alpha-Agonists / therapeutic use*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology*
  • Clonidine / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / drug therapy*
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology


  • Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
  • Clonidine