PTSD Blood Biomarkers Identified

March 14, 2019

(GEN) – Researchers headed by a team at Indiana University School of Medicine have identified blood-based genetic markers of psychological stress that could help scientists develop improved, earlier diagnostics for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress disorders, and offer up new leads for the development of drug or natural compound-based therapeutics. The 10-year study involving veterans visiting the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, identified hundreds of biomarkers that could potentially help to diagnose PTSD, as well as determine the severity of their stress and predict future hospitalizations.

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