Current PTSD and Autoimmune Disease Research

A new study on military personnel with diagnosed PTSD, showing a 58% increase in common autoimmune conditions compared to controls, after five years. This is the latest in a series of studies in recent years revealing what appears to be a correlative if not causal relationship between trauma and autoimmunity. One of my teachers, Joseph Antell, taught me some 20 years ago that a significant life trauma can affect a person at a deep level and cause a degenerative cycle of breakdown that leads to autoimmunity.

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