Genetic Markers could pave Way for Identifying PTSD Risk

March 12, 2015 12:56 PM

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Researchers have recognized several genetic markers that allow them to figure out the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) among soldiers. The study saw researchers examining blood samples of US Marines before and after deployment.

Published in Tuesday's Journal Molecular Psychiatry, the study talked about a group of genes responsible for regulating innate immune system and interference on signaling in human body. According to the researchers, the gene has a lot to do with the growth of PTSD in soldiers.

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