Study: Genes may influence PTSD

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September 6, 2011
Associated Press    
Posted in News, PND News

"A study of college students’ reactions to shootings on their campus gives fresh insight into how genes may influence the psychological impact of traumatic events. The researchers found that symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder were more common in Northern Illinois University students who had certain variations in a gene that regulates levels of serotonin, a brain chemical linked with mood that is the target of popular antidepressants." (09/06/11)

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