PTSD Associated With Earlier Onset Of Some Health Conditions.

Medscape (4/10, Melville) reports, “Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk for earlier onset of some health conditions compared with those without the disorder,” according to research presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) 33rd Annual Conference. “For the study, researchers evaluated data on 34,653 community-dwelling adults older than 20 years from Wave 2 (2004-2005) of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).” The data revealed that “those with PTSD had greater odds of having conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, across all age groups and of having conditions such as arthritis at a younger age compared with those without the disorder.”

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