Study may change how science views PTSD

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A new study may change the way the scientific community thinks about PTSD.

New research is turning current understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on its head.

A surprising new study indicates that PTSD can suddenly spike five years after a person leaves the battlefield, even when PTSD levels had declined to normal, according to a Reuters report.

It’s an indication that soldiers may need to be screened for PTSD long after getting back from a deployment, as the disorder can lie dormant for a while before suddenly reemerging.

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