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DNA May Contribute to PTSD

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 12, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 14:23

Guest: Laramie Duncan, PhD, Faculty Member, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Some soldiers and victims of rape or other trauma develop PTSD. But many don’t. Why not? The answer may be found deep in the coils of our DNA. New research suggests a genetic predisposition for PTSD, and it’s greater in women than in men.