To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Can PTSD Affect Your Immune System?

I recently ran across the article PTSD Invokes Sex Different Immune Responses, which was a study done back in April of 2011. The basis of the study was to determine if Men and Women who have PTSD immune systems respond differently than people who do not have PTSD. Many studies have shown that PTSD physically affects the brain, so why not the immune system?

This article suggest that immune systems in women with PTSD are affected, where as men's immune systems are not affected. The study wasn't big enough for anything more than suggesting this to be true, more research needs to be done. However, being a woman with PTSD who has developed some serious immune problems since being diagnosed, well I think this study has some weight. I guess only time will tell.

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