There are many people who go through extremely traumatic events that do not develop PTSD and scientists have been wondering why some are resistant. A new study done on PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, is suggesting that genetics has a large role in whether one will be plagued with the disorder. They found that women are more genetically susceptible to the disease than men. There is also a link between having schizophrenia, bipolar and depression disorders and a person’s genetic risk of developing PTSD after a trauma. Knowing more about PTSD and its genetic relationship could lead to research done in how to prevent it for soldiers if found they are susceptible.
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