Genetic risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder identified for European Americans

Takeaway

  • In a large sample size, genetic risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were identified for European American veterans, but not for African American veterans.

Why this matters

  • These findings provide new avenues for targeted therapies in the treatment of PTSD in people of European descent and highlight the need for further understanding for other groups of people.