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Increased sweating after trauma may predict PTSD risk

 8 months ago       104 Views

Within four hours of a traumatic experience, certain physiological markers namely, sweating are higher in people who go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study by a researcher at Case Western Reserve University and other institutions.

Around 90% of people who experience a traumatic event do not develop PTSD, according to existing data and research, making the medical community eager for better insights into the 10% who do-;and for how to best treat these patients.

The study, conducted at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital, found that micro perspirations detected non-invasively by a mobile device in an emergency department can be plugged into a new mathematical model developed by the researchers to help predict who may be more at risk for developing PTSD.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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