Psychosocial and genetic susceptibility to posttraumatic stress disorder

Min-Soo Lee, Heon-Jeong Lee

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often-disabling psychiatric disorder thatcan result from exposure to trauma. PTSD develops in only a subset of persons exposedto traumatic stress, suggesting that individual differences influence the susceptibilityto PTSD. In other words, individuals with prior vulnerability have ahigher risk of developing PTSD upon exposure to a traumatic event. In this chapter,we introduce studies of our group on personality characteristics and genetic variantsinfluencing PTSD susceptibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPTSD: Brain Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9784431295679, 4431295666, 9784431295662
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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