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Physical comorbidities of post-traumatic stress disorder in Australian Vietnam War veterans

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The known Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with poor physical health, but few analyses of the relationship have been controlled for trauma exposure. 

The new This is the first study to find that several comorbidities are associated with PTSD in older veterans by comparing the veterans with a trauma-exposed control group. These associations remained after adjusting for potential confounding factors. 

The implications PTSD should be viewed as a systemic disorder rather than a purely psychological disorder. Integrated health care strategies for improving psychological and physical health, as well as controlling risk factors, could improve the quality of life and survival of patients. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling mental health condition that can develop following exposure to a traumatic event. People with PTSD experience a range of psychological symptoms, including intrusive memories, significant changes in cognition, mood, arousal and reactivity, as well as persistent avoidance of reminders of the traumatic event. The disorder can compromise personal behaviour, including the ability to maintain employment, relationships, and general self-care.

PTSD is common among…