Studies for PTSD and Biological Aging

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of the Accelerated Aging Phenotype in PTSD

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between aging processes and PTSD, which may help identify novel therapeutic targets to promote healthier aging trajectories for PTSD patients. Chronic PTSD increases mortality risk from medical diseases, promotes aging-associated syndromes such as frailty, and is linked to faster cognitive decline in older adults. One strong possibility is that PTSD leads to these adverse health outcomes by accelerating biological aging in the brain and body.

Study Activities

  • Filling out forms
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Blood samples
  • MRI

Eligibility

  • Ages eligible; 50 years and older
  • Genders eligible: Both
  • Exposure to trauma

For more information, please call Madeline Friedman at 646-774-8697.