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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Accelerated Aging among Veterans with PTSD
Principal Investigator:

James B. Lohr

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $55,402
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The psychiatric aftermath of severe traumatic stress, including Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD), is well recognized; however, less attention has been given to the growing evidence that Veterans with PTSD experience biological and cognitive deterioration. Specifically, PTSD is associated with an earlier occurrence of age-associated medical illnesses, higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, and higher mortality rates compared to those without PTSD. Whether this deterioration is bes...

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