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Genetics Behind your Risk of PTSD

The Genetics Behind your Risk of PTSD

According to some studies, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in only a minority of persons exposed to traumatic events (Breslau et al, 1998; Kessler et al, 1995). But for many people, the onset of PTSD from a traumatic event puts into motion a tremendous change in their way of life.

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PTSD and Genetics

PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder affects some 8 million adults at some point in their lifetime. It’s been determined that PTSD is not only caused by social construct but a person’s genetic makeup plays an important role. Most people who experience a traumatic event may temporarily have difficulty coping. However, with time and good self-care, they usually get better.

 

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