A strategy for the development of biomarker tests for PTSD.

@article{Zhang2009ASF,
  title={A strategy for the development of biomarker tests for PTSD.},
  author={Lei Zhang and He Li and David M. Benedek and Xiaoxia Li and Robert J. Ursano},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={404-9}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic and disabling anxiety disorder that occurs after a traumatic event. It is associated with an increased risk of suicide and marked deficits in social and occupational functioning. Currently, the diagnosis for PTSD is established on the basis of a patient's clinical history, mental status examination, duration of symptoms, and clinician administered symptom checklists or patient self-reports. However, there are no available laboratory biomarker… CONTINUE READING