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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Vagal nerve stimulation to probe inflammation and brain in posttraumatic stress
Principal Investigator:

Imanuel Lerman

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $320,627
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract: Rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are high among combat Veterans with estimates of PTSD within Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at nearly 17% of active duty and over 24% of reserve service members that screen positive for PTSD. Studies from the current and prior wars have demonstrated that mental disorders, in particular PTSD, are associated with higher rates of: 1) physical symptoms, 2) chronic physical illness and 3) overall mortality. Rates of comorbid PTSD and chronic pain...

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