Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events that may lead to PTSD include, but are not limited to, violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, combat, and other forms of violence.
Many military personnel are routinely exposed to unique circumstances and situations that put them at risk for injury and exposure to trauma resulting in PTSD.
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Because PTSD often manifests as vestibular dysfunction, vestibular stimulation and therapy are considered as means to address its symptoms.
Here are several studies about PTSD concerning cognition, and the vestibular system.
- NPR: War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD, September 26, 2016, Morning Edition.
- O. Haber, Yaa & Chandler, Helena & Serrador, Jorge. Symptoms Associated with Vestibular Impairment in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. PLOS ONE. 11(2016).
Hitier, Martin & Besnard, Stephane & Smith, Paul. (2014). Vestibular pathways involved in cognition. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience. 8. 59. 10.3389/fnint.2014.00059.
- Gurvich, Caroline & Maller, Jerome & Lithgow, Brian & Haghgooie, Saman & Kulkarni, Jayashri. Vestibular insights into cognition and psychiatry. Brain research. (2013). 1537.
- Carrick, Frederick & Mclellan, Kate & Brandon Brock, Joel & Randall, Cagan & Oggero, Elena. (2015). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Novel Brain and Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment Modality in PTSD Patients Who have Suffered Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries. Frontiers in Public Health. 3.
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