Research Notes - Articles on Comorbidity & PTSD - Various
For this week, I looked at various Psychological studies that focused on Comorbidity and PTSD. I started out by looking at Comorbidity clusters in veterens for a (admittedly narrow) overview of what areas of comorbidity seem to be grouped together. Next I moved on to looking at more specific instances of common comorbidity.
I found that substance abuse was a big topic in many of these studies, assumably because substance abuse is a massive issue that affects people all over the country, and mitigating it is a top priority. Other comorbidity I looked at included co-morbid bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. In all cases, the results of the trial were consistent: People who suffer from PTSD are at a higher risk of not just these other co-morbid issues, but also tend to suffer more severe symptoms from these various areas.
Please find my research notes below: