Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Allison Young, Gia Merlo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have profound physical, psychological, and social consequences. Recently, there has been an increase in research on how lifestyle factors, including exercise, nutrition, stress management (e.g., mindfulness), substance use, sleep, and social connectedness may impact psychological and physical health, as well as social outcomes, in those with PTSD. Although research in some of these areas is still limited, results indicate promise for lifestyle interventions in at least some aspects of PTSD treatment. This chapter will explore the evidence for the relevance of these factors with regard to PTSD and discuss any evidence-based lifestyle interventions indicated for PTSD prevention and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLifestyle Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationThrough the Lens of Behavioral Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003805007
ISBN (Print)9781032230993
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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