PSYCHOBIOLOGIC ALTERATIONS IN PERSIAN GULF WAR VETERANS WITH AND WITHOUT PTSD

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This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. Many of the veterans who served in the Gulf War have subsequently developed somatic and psychological symptoms. Some veterans' symptoms are clearly due to known disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but many others are experiencing a broad array of symptoms which defy diagnostic classification. To evaluate whether symptoms in Gulf War veterans (GWVs) are related to a stress disorder, we propose to study psychobiologic alterations in GWVs using the same neuroendocrinologic methods that have proven useful in elucidating the pathophysiology of PTSD in Vietman veterans. We aim to determine whether PTSD is associated with neuroendocrine alterations in GWVs and whether other health symptoms in these veterans are associated with neuroendocrine alterations.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/9928/02/07

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