Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Overview
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychiatric illness that is associated with devastating symptoms, be chronic in nature, and result in significant disability and disruption of life. PTSD can result from experiencing a terrifying, traumatic event which may be re-experienced in the form of flashbacks and nightmares. Sufferers may experience impaired social functioning, occupational disability, intense anxiety and avoidance, emotional numbness, intense guilty or worry, agitation and an overall poor quality of life. Symptoms of PTSD may begin to appear months to years after the traumatic event which may last for years or even decades. PTSD is also often associated with substance abuse and unpredictable or violent behaviors, making it an important public health concern.
In December 2016, Tonix was granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA for TNX-102 SL, as a treatment for PTSD.