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PTSD Found to Accelerate Aging Process

A new analysis has linked posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with accelerated aging, a biological process that can lead to a wide range of medical problems. These findings, reported in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, suggest that PTSD may not just be a mental illness, but a full systemic disorder.A research team led by former APA President Dilip Jeste, M.D., the Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California at San Diego reviewed over 60 PTSD studies that assessed some aging-related process. They found multiple lines of...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 11 May, 2015

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