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Soldiers Who Avoid Distressing Images More at Risk for PTSD, Research Shows

When presented with images of faces depicting various emotional states, people who look briefly at fearful expressions are more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than those who look at the images longer, a finding of particular concern for U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Brian Baldwin, a retired army officer and project manager for the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, knows first-hand the consequences of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Michael Telch is the principal investigator of the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, a study that seeks to determine factors that predispose service members to PTSD. The study examines…   » Continue Reading