Some Soldiers May Be More Prone to PTSD
Posted: November 7, 2012
Michael Telch, Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area)
Studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by psychology researchers, including clinical psychology professor Michael Telch, have found that some soldiers deployed to war zones seem to be more vulnerable to development of the disorder. Dr. Telch and colleagues Anushka Pai, David Rosenfield, and Han-Joo Lee, found that soldiers' predeployment reactivity to carbon dioxide-enriched oxygen predicted significantly greater emotional response to war-zone stressors and increased the likelihood of posttraumatic stress disorder.
See also, research in the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders