Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and cognitive function in a large cohort of middle-aged women.

@article{Sumner2017PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and cognitive function in a large cohort of middle-aged women.},
  author={Jennifer A Sumner and Kaitlin A. Hagan and Fran Grodstein and Andrea L Roberts and Brian T. Harel and Karestan C Koenen},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2017},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          356-366
        }
}
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to cognitive decline, but research in women is generally lacking. We examined whether trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were associated with worse cognitive function in middle-aged civilian women. A secondary objective was to investigate the possible role of depression in the relation of PTSD symptoms to cognitive function. METHODS The sample comprised 14,029 middle-aged women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Lifetime trauma… CONTINUE READING

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Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and cognitive function in a large cohort of middle–aged women

JA Sumner, K Hagan, +3 authors KC. Koenen
  • Depress Anxiety
  • 2017