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PTSD linked to heart disease and cancer

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A recent study has linked (PTSD) with and

The study appears in the Journal of Research.

In the study of 84 individuals diagnosed with (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic complications, whereas females had a higher prevalence of

A longer duration of was associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, while following terrorist attacks was associated with a prevalence.

"An explanation of why victims of terrorism may have a prevalence than victims of other traumatic events, such as accidents, may be the intentional infliction of harm on the victim causing a more dysregulated stress response. A challenge for the future is monitoring the physical of victims over time and understanding psychological and neurobiological processes producing this effect," said Dr. Andrea Pozza, of the Santa Maria alle Scotte University Hospital, in

"was associated with higher prevalence of regardless of the event type: this suggests the importance of early intervention for PTSD and also education programs for the general population to make people aware about PTSD early warning signs and how to recognise them," concluded Pozza.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:55 IST