Medical News Today: PTSD linked to changes in gut bacteria

Medical News Today: PTSD linked to changes in gut bacteria

The researchers, including a team from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, report their findings in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. It is not uncommon, at some point in their lives, for people to experience shocking and dangerous events wherein they believe that their lives, or the lives of others, are at risk. Estimates for the United States suggest that 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women will experience at least one traumatic event during their lifetime. A small proportion of those who experience trauma develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious psychiatric disease with a cluster of symptoms. In...

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