I am trying to get any information or research concerning a link bewtween PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and heart conditions (e.g., tachycardia,mitral valve prolapse, etc.)I have recently read some information that proposes a link between childhood sexual abuse and develoment of heart conditions. I have only been able to find one article thus far. Any help, leads, anything....is appreciated. Not many people have heard of this.Thank you.
This is perhaps only tangentially related to your question, but several studies have found links between depression and an increased likelihood of development of heart disease. Likewise, hostility and anger increase the chances of developing heart disease. Stress also seems to increase the chances of developing heart disease. However, it is not entirely clear how much of these effects are truly biological versus due to associated factors such as socioeconomic status or level of disability.
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