A recent research shows that multiple post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in women.
PTSD is a mental condition in which patients suffers from terrible nightmares and severe anxiety about a particular event. Normally, a terrifying incident is considered the major cause of this disease. However, if the disease is not treated at the initial stage then it can also affect the functioning of brain. Sometimes, it seems like the disease is cured but it re-emerged after a long time period.
As per the latest research, PTSD is extremely common in the women of the United States.
Earlier, a few researches indicated a close link between type 2 diabetes and PTSD. Nevertheless, this is the first time when a study has explained in detail the relationship of these two conditions.
Angela L. Roberts, a researcher of Harvard School of Public Health along with other experts performed a comprehensive study to determine the association of PTSD and type 2 diabetes. They carefully examined other factors such as smoking, diet, BMI and alcohol that can give birth to Type 2 diabetes in patients of PTSD.
Astonishingly, the outcome of the study reveals that half of the factors that increased risk of Type 2 diabetes are related to women with PTSD. The higher BMI and antidepressant are the major cause of this disease. On the other hand, smoking, diet, alcohol intake and physical activity played a minor role in Type 2 diabetes.
The study is printed in JAMA Psychiatry.