Study identifies genetic markers of PTSD linked to immune system reponse Medical News Today

March 11, 2015 7:05 AM

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Study identifies genetic markers of PTSD linked to immune system reponse Medical News Today

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing a terrifying event or situation. Violent assaults, accidents, natural or human-caused disasters and military combat are some common triggers of PTSD.

It is estimated that around 6.8% of Americans will develop PTSD at some point in their lives. These individuals may have recurrent, distressing memories of the terrifying ordeal they have been through, sleep problems, severe anxiety and depression, and they may even have suicidal thoughts.

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