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Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharat3 months ago
PTSD and Dementia

PTSD and Dementia

PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk⁠ ⁠ #PTSD is associated with up to a 2-fold increased risk of dementia, new research shows.⁠ ⁠ Investigators found that individuals with #PTSD had a 61% higher risk of dementia, and pooled data from two particular studies showed that PTSD was associated with a doubling of #dementia risk. ⁠ ⁠ These results "provide important new evidence of how traumatic experience can impact brain health and how the long-term effects of trauma may impact the brain in many ways, increasing vulnerability to cognitive decline and dementia," senior investigator Vasiliki Orgeta, PhD, associate professor, University College of London, UK, told Medscape Medical News.⁠ ⁠ "Our study allows us to conclude for the first time that PTSD is a strong and potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia," she said.⁠ ⁠ The study was published online in the British Journal of Psychiatry and analysed on Medscape.⁠ ⁠

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