PTSD linked to heart disease, other illnesses.
The new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs is the first to document a link between PTSD symptoms and future heart disease.
A second study funded by the Army found that soldiers returning from combat in Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder reported worse physical health, more doctor visits and more missed workdays. The Army study is based on a survey of 2,863 soldiers one year after combat.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2007|
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