Checking hormone levels prior to deployment may help predict PTSD risk in soldiers, finds study

Checking hormone levels prior to deployment may help predict PTSD risk in soldiers, finds study

It is normal to get perturbed after experiencing a life-threatening event or extreme trauma. But when this traumatic stress continues to exist for a long time in the form of flashbacks, anger outbursts, isolation and avoidance, it could be the sign of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When it comes to soldiers, who are always at risk of death or injury, PTSD can be a serious issue and calls for immediate medical help. Read more