Post-traumatic stress disorder

  title={Post-traumatic stress disorder},
  author={Rachel Yehuda and Charles W. Hoge and Alexander C Mcfarlane and Eric Vermetten and Ruth A. Lanius and Caroline M. Nievergelt and Stevan E. Hobfoll and Karestan Koenen and Thomas C. Neylan and Steven E Hyman},
  journal={Nature Reviews Disease Primers},
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in 5–10% of the population and is twice as common in women as in men. Although trauma exposure is the precipitating event for PTSD to develop, biological and psychosocial risk factors are increasingly viewed as predictors of symptom onset, severity and chronicity. PTSD affects multiple biological systems, such as brain circuitry and neurochemistry, and cellular, immune, endocrine and metabolic function. Treatment approaches involve a combination of… CONTINUE READING