Abuse, Violence In Soldier’s Past May Increase Risk For PTSD.

HealthDay (11/30, Preidt) reports, “Childhood abuse and previous exposure to violence may increase a soldier’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” according to a study published this month in the journal Psychological Science. After following “746 Danish soldiers before, during and after they were deployed to Afghanistan,” researchers found that the “soldiers who developed PTSD were much more likely to have suffered emotional problems and traumatic events at some point in their lives before they went to Afghanistan.”

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— “Violence in a Soldier’s Past May Up PTSD Risk, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, November 29, 2012.

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