Longitudinal associations between post-traumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome severity.

@article{Wolf2016LongitudinalAB,
  title={Longitudinal associations between post-traumatic stress disorder and metabolic syndrome severity.},
  author={Erika J Wolf and Michelle J. Bovin and Janis Green and Karen S. Mitchell and Tawni B Stoop and Kenneth Barretto and Colleen E Jackson and Lewina Onyi Lee and Shona C. Fang and Felicia L. Trachtenberg and Ray Rosen and Terence M. Keane and Brian P Marx},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={2215-26}
}
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with elevated risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the direction of this association is not yet established, as most prior studies employed cross-sectional designs. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate bidirectional associations between PTSD and MetS using a longitudinal design. METHOD A total of 1355 male and female veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan underwent PTSD diagnostic assessments and their… CONTINUE READING
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