There are several treatment options for CPTSD that can reduce symptoms and help you better control them: sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac). Medications can help reduce symptoms of C-PTSD, such as anxiety or depression. They are especially useful when used in combination with psychotherapy. Antidepressants are often used to treat complex post-traumatic stress disorder, such as Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine) and Zoloft (sertraline).
Usually, the medications you'll be prescribed for PTSD are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). These are by far the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressants, as they have the least side effects. SSRIs work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin in the nerve cell that released it. This ensures that serotonin works on the brain and body for a longer time.