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Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in College

(1/21/2014)

Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in College
Psych Central
January 17, 2014

A new study finds that heavy drinking in college may worsen post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms over time. Researchers estimate that 9 percent of college student have PTSD. Investigators discovered that college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers without it. In turn, heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates their PTSD symptoms, prolonging a vicious cycle.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/01/17/study-finds-vicious-cycle-of-heavy-drinking-worsening-ptsd-in-college/64640.html


Keywords: drinking, alcohol, cycle, PTSD, college, youth



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