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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuropeptide Mechanisms and Stress Pathologies
Principal Investigator:

James P Herman

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $222,866
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder is a major problem for the VA, affecting roughly 20% of individuals serving in OIF or OEF. Women appear to be more susceptible to development of PTSD than men, often occurring in the context of sexual assault (which can occur during military service). Frontline treatment options (e.g., SSRIs) can improve symptoms but do not currently offer a cure. To develop further strategies to this end, it is critical to understand the foundations of the disease pro...

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