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Scientists Identify Genetic Changes that May Increase Risk of PTSD

(4/11/2012)

By Alice Park
TIME
April 3, 2012

Natural disaster, violent crime and war are traumatic experiences for anyone to live through, yet some people recover quickly from these events while others struggle with the flashbacks and hypervigilance that characterize posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Why? Scientists say they have pinpointed certain genetic changes that may make some people more vulnerable to PTSD than others. The finding could one day make it possible to screen people for increased risk of developing the disorder.

View the full article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/03/scientists-identify-genetic-changes-that-may-increase-risk-of-ptsd/#ixzz1r0JXLHk4


Keywords: scientists, identify, genetic changes, increase, risk, PTSD



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