PTSD Nearly Doubles Infection Risk

First-of-its-kind study examines relationship between PTSD and various infections

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Mark Macnamara

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) nearly doubles a person’s risk of infections, according to a first-of-its-kind School of Public Health study.

Published in the journal Epidemiology, the study is the first to examine the relationship between PTSD and dozens of infection types in a…