Multiple guidelines recommend treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) first with psychotherapy, but such approaches do not suffice for many patients, necessitating the use of pharmacological agents. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other antidepressants are often used in the first line. Given the multiple symptom domains that affect PTSD patients, combination therapy with anxiolytics and benzodiazepines, as well as mood stabilizers, is common. Atypical antipsychotics may be prescribed to patients who do not respond to earlier lines of therapy. Given patients’ variable comorbid symptoms, treatment of PTSD is highly individualized. In this report, we use national patient-level claims data to explore the use of key therapies for PTSD in both newly diagnosed and recently treated patients.
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed, quantitative analysis of the treatment journey and brand usage across lines of therapy and overall using real-world, patient-level claims data so that marketers can accurately assess their source of business, benchmark usage against competitors, and quantify areas of opportunity for their marketed or emerging brand.
Markets covered: United States
Real-world data: Longitudinal patient-level claims data analysis
Key companies: Allergan, Janssen, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Sunovion, Takeda
Key drugs: Rexulti, Latuda, Vraylar, Trintellix, sertraline (Zoloft, generics), escitalopram (Lexapro, generics), Fetzima, Viibryd
Key analysis provided:
The Treatment Algorithms dashboard is an interactive supplement to our PowerPoint-based claims data analysis reports and retains the full set of analyses included in the reports (i.e., newly diagnosed patients, recently treated patients, persistency, and compliance). The dashboard allows for easier navigation of data visualizations and provides more-detailed analyses examining the flow of treatment regimens in newly diagnosed and recently treated patients.