PTSD and Accelerated Aging

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

 

CE Course Description

Investigators have suggested that aspects of the intra-individual environment, such as psychiatric symptoms, may impact physiology directly and be as important as the external environment, if not more so, in predicting subsequent health outcomes.  This CE course explores the growing empirical literature concerning PTSD-related accelerated aging and the methodologies used to study it.

Article Author:  Erika Wolf, Ph.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Investigate the link between trauma exposure and DNA methylation over time.

2.  Examine which brain region has reduced cortical thickness in the presence of chronic PTSD.

3.  Elucidate what shortened leukocyte telomere length reflects.

4.  Identify which pro-inflammatory marker was found in PTSD.

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