Biological factors contributing to post-traumatic stress

Biological factors contributing to post-traumatic stress

A world-first study investigating the genetics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Vietnam veterans could help explain why some people develop PTSD after exposure to trauma while others do not. QUT researchers identified biomarkers which contribute to a predisposition to PTSD and can be passed down to future generations.

Published in the international psychiatry journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, the research was led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Divya Mehta, pictured, conducted in collaboration with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and funded by RSL Queensland.

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