PTSD Diagnosis May Be Associated With Increased Risk For Dementia Among Veterans, Study Indicates

Healio (5/15, Oldt) reports the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be “associated with increased risk for dementia among veterans, which varied with use of psychotropic medications,” researchers found after evaluating “a nationwide sample of US veterans (n = 417,172) aged 56 years or older.” The findings were published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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— “PTSD, psychotropic medication increase dementia risk,”Amanda Oldt, Healio , May 15, 2017.

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