Post-traumatic stress disorder as a comorbidity: Impact on disease outcomes

  • Cavalcanti-Ribeiro P
  • Andrade-Nascimento M
  • Morais-De-Jesus M
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Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with many psychiatric and nonpsychiatric comorbidities. Growing evidence suggests that PTSD as a comorbidity may impair drug adherence, quality of life and sleep quality, as well as increase rehospitalization rates, disease relapses, intensity of symptoms, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this article is to examine the literature regarding the effects of PTSD comorbidity on physical and mental health.

Author-supplied keywords

  • comorbidity
  • outcome
  • physical illness
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • psychiatric disorder

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