Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jakel, RJ

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 175

PubMed ID

  • 29412844

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3147

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psc.2017.10.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States