Medical treatment of Vietnamese syndrome is prescribed in such cases:
- if the patient is in a state of constant nervous hypervoltage;
- if a person has hypertrophied responses;
- with frequent seizures obsessive thoughts, accompanied by autonomic disorders;
- with periodically recurring illusions and hallucinations.
Treatment with medications is prescribed in conjunction with methods such as psychotherapy and psychocorrection - and without fail.
If the clinical picture in the Vietnamese syndrome in the patient is expressed slightly, then you can use sedatives based on valerian root, motherwort, peony, cones of hops.
If the symptomatology is expressed strongly enough, the use of only sedatives will not bring a therapeutic effect. In complicated cases, antidepressants should be taken from a number of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - for example, Prozac (Fluoxetine), Fevarin (Fluvoxamine), Zoloft (Sertraline).
These drugs improve the quality of life mood, eliminate anxiety, normalize the state of the vegetative system, relieve obsessive thoughts, weaken aggressiveness and irritability, reduce cravings for various kinds of addictions.
When taking antidepressants at the initial stage of treatment, there may be an aggravation of symptoms of anxiety. To smooth out this effect, the treatment starts with a minimal amount of the drug, gradually increasing the dosage. If the patient complains of a constant nervous tension, Seduxen or Phenazepam is prescribed as an adjuvant during the first 20 days of therapy.
Among the main drugs that are often used in the Vietnamese syndrome, there are also beta-blockers that help to adjust the autonomic nervous system. These are such tools as Anaprilin, Atenolol, etc.
If the patient suffers from drug dependence on the background of attacks of aggression, drugs based on lithium salts, as well as carbamazepine, will be needed.
If the patient has illusory-hallucinogenic seizures in combination with uninterrupted anxiety, then a good effect can be achieved by taking neuroidoxic drugs Thioridazine, Chlorprotixen, Levomenromazin in small amounts.
In complicated cases, with night hallucinations and insomnia, often resort to the appointment of drugs benzodiazepine, as well as Haltsion or Dormikum.
The general stimulating effect on the nervous system is provided by drugs-nootropics (Piracetam) - they are used to treat the asthenic syndrome. Such funds are taken in the first half of the day.
An obligatory component of complex therapy for Vietnamese syndrome should be psychotherapy. In most cases, practice psychotherapeutic sessions on behavioral psychocorrection, such sessions can be either individual or group sessions.
As additional methods, you can successfully apply:
- relaxing techniques;
- art treatment (the transfer of emotions and fears in the image).