Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linked to PTSD Development

March 12, 2015 6:04 PM

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Researchers Identify Genetic Markers Linked to PTSD Development

Researchers have successfully identified genetic markers linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that also have an association with the immune system of the body. Thanks to the study of blood samples taken from US marines to make it possible for the researchers to identify biomarkers that can help diagnose the risk of PTSD and allow researchers to develop therapies that can prevent them from appearing.

The study saw analysis of blood samples taken from 188 US Marines before and after they were deployed to conflict zones.

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