Researchers Discover Genetic Markers That Give Birth to PTSD

March 13, 2015 11:30 AM

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An international group of medical researchers found genetic markers linked to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Researchers analyzed blood samples of US soldiers before and after deployment for this purpose. They observed a group of biomarkers that control innate immune system and interferon signaling in body. The two conditions are directly associated to the development of PTSD. The study is printed in the Journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Genetic markers connected to the regulation of the immune system, has recently been recognized as having association with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This research was carried out on 124 male US marines whose blood sample was tested before their deployment and then once again upon their...

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