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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Elderly

Rebekah J Jakel
Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2018, 41 (1): 165-175
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur at any point in the life span and can last for decades. Chronic PTSD can affect quality of life and have a negative impact on physical function and health in the elderly and may be associated with premature aging and dementia. It is critical that clinicians screen for trauma-based symptoms and to treat as appropriate.

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