Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical illness: results from clinical and epidemiologic studies.

@article{Boscarino2004PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical illness: results from clinical and epidemiologic studies.},
  author={J A Boscarino},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={1032},
  pages={141-53}
}
  • J A Boscarino
  • Published 2004 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Research indicates that exposure to traumatic stressors and psychological trauma is widespread. The association of such exposures with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions is well known. However, epidemiologic research increasingly suggests that exposure to these events is related to increased health care utilization, adverse health outcomes, the onset of specific diseases, and premature death. To date, studies have linked traumatic stress exposures and PTSD… CONTINUE READING
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