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PTSD Linked To Cardiovascular Disease And Cancer

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study.

In the  Journal of Neuroscience Research  study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), were most likely to have circulatory and metabolic disorders, whereas females had a higher prevalence of benign and malignant cancers .