A New Way To Anticipate PTSD

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A link between a soldier’s pre-deployment emotional reactivity to carbon-dioxide enriched oxygen and that soldier’s chances of suffering from PTSD has been found by researchers.

As Charles Bankhead reports for Medpage Today, this study can help to identify those who are at an elevated risk for developing PTSD and ensure early intervention and proper treatment.

Researchers also hypothesize that training could be developed using their CO2 tests to reduce the reactivity to war-zone stressors and the likelihood of PTSD, but further testing would be needed.

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