Accession Number : ADA619951


Title :   Biomarkers for PTSD


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 3 Jun 2011-2 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV NY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE


Personal Author(s) : Marmar, Charles R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619951.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : It is estimated that 10% to 20% of warfighters who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD 1-4. An important limitation of these estimates is the reliance on self-report screening measures and clinical interviews to make the diagnosis of PTSD. These methods are subject to a number of biases, including underreporting of PTSD symptoms because of stigma of mental illness and concerns about adverse effects on careers, and exaggeration of symptoms in those seeking compensation for service- connected disability. Development of biomarkers of PTSD is critical for DOD and VA as objective indicators of PTSD for use in post-deployment medical screening, treatment selection, treatment outcome monitoring, disability evaluations, and for informing novel targets for treatment development.


Descriptors :   *POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER , *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , CORTISOL , MEDICAL SCREENING , MILITARY MEDICINE , MONITORING , PEPTIDES , SAMPLING , VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE