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Post-Traumatic Stress Risk Based on Genes

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Whether a victim of abuse, witness to a heinous crime, or involved in some other form of trauma, your risk for post-traumatic stress disorder may depend on your genetic makeup, new research said today. A study by researchers at Emory University found that of adults who had endured abuse as a child, those with a specific gene variant were more likely to have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Read the Associated Press Article.

If you or someone you know has experienced trauma as a result of an accident or other form of personal injury, abuse or medical malpractice, contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney.

The full report will be the Journal of the American Medical Association this Wednesday’.