PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep, and cardiovascular disease risk: A mechanism-focused narrative review.
♦ Key dimensions of post-traumatic stress disorder and endothelial dysfunction: A protocol for a mechanism-focused cohort study.
♦ The long arm of mental health: new urgency with the COVID-19 pandemic.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder and inflammation: untangling issues of bidirectionality.
♦ Not all posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are equal: fear, dysphoria, and risk of developing hypertension in trauma-exposed women.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder onset and inflammatory and endothelial function biomarkers in women.
♦ The association of PTSD with clinic and ambulatory blood pressure in healthy adults.
♦ Post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiometabolic disease: improving causal inference to inform practice.
♦ Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder with inflammatory and endothelial function markers in women.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom duration and remission in relation to cardiovascular disease risk among a large cohort of women.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and risk of hypertension over 22 years in a large cohort of younger and middle-aged women.
♦ Associations of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress symptoms with venous thromboembolism over 22 years in women.
♦ Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms predict onset of cardiovascular events in women.
Physical Health Impact of Trauma in Women
♦ Childhood abuse and cognitive function in a large cohort of middle-aged women.
♦ Association of posttraumatic stress disorder and incident ischemic heart disease in women veterans.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder and incidence of thyroid dysfunction in civilian women.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder and accelerated aging: PTSD and leukocyte telomere length in a sample of civilian women.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and cognitive function in a large cohort of middle-aged women.
Biological Embedding of Early Life Adversity
♦ Earlier age at menarche as a transdiagnostic mechanism linking childhood trauma with multiple forms of psychopathology in adolescent girls.
♦ Early experiences of threat, but not deprivation, are associated with accelerated biological aging in children and adolescents.
♦ Childhood and adolescent adversity and cardio-metabolic outcomes: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
♦ Childhood exposure to violence and chronic physical conditions in a national sample of U.S. youths.
Genetic and Epigenetic Factors in the Link between PTSD and Physical Health
♦ Epigenetics of early-life adversity in youth: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations.
♦ Examining individual and synergistic contributions of PTSD and genetics to blood pressure: a trans-ethnic meta-analysis.
♦ Dissecting the genetic association of C-reactive protein With PTSD, traumatic events, and social support.
♦ Posttraumatic stress disorder has genetic overlap with cardiometabolic traits.
♦ Contributions of polygenic risk for obesity to PTSD-related metabolic syndrome and cortical thickness.
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Dimensional Approaches to PTSD
♦ Understanding trajectories of underlying dimensions of posttraumatic psychopathology.
♦ Racial and ethnic disparities in posttraumatic psychopathology among postpartum women.
♦ Elucidating posttraumatic stress symptom dimensions and health correlates among postpartum women.