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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms of Sympathetic Overactivity in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Jeanie Park

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $220,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a highly prevalent and debilitating mental health disorder that is independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease and hypertension. Given the large numbers of post-9/11 Veterans afflicted with PTSD, addressing this under-recognized but highly significant consequence of PTSD is of paramount importance to protect the future health of these young Veterans. We have shown that post-9/11 Veterans with PTSD have overactivation of...

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