Mechanisms of Sympathetic Overactivity in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2020 -
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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...