Friday, September 04, 2009

Predicting PTSD in soldiers

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have successfully used brain-scanning technology to predict which soldiers are more at risk of stress than others. The researchers studied a group of 50 army medics recording brain activity before they started active duty. They also measured the participants' stress symptoms when they were first drafted and a year-and-a-half later when they started active service. Using this information they were able to develop predictive brain measurements for whether or not a soldier would develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Activity in an area of the brain called the amygdala was found to be closely linked to whether or not soldiers developed PTSD.

You can find out more about this research

1 comment:

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