Accession Number : AD1008002

Title :   Biomarkers for PTSD in female Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,23 Sep 2012,22 Sep 2013

Corporate Author : New York University School of Medicine New York United States

Personal Author(s) : Marmar,Charles R

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Approximately 10 to 20 percent of individuals serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Women serving in the military have been shown to be twice as likely to develop PTSD in their lifetime compared to men. 1-3 Studies aimed at identifying vulnerability factors for women serving in the current operations (OEF/OIF) are of significant public health concern as the US has witnessed a significant increase of women in the US military in the past decade, among who now comprise the largest cohort of female veterans (11.4 percent). Relatively little is known about gender differences among women deployed to OEF/OIF4. In order to address this critical gap we will examine 40 OIF/OEF female PTSD positive cases and 40 OEF/OIF female PTSD negative control subjects through an extensive biological protocol as a supplement to the DOD funded comprehensive Biomarkers for PTSD study.


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