Psychosocial and genetic susceptibility to posttraumatic stress disorder

Min Soo Lee, Heon Jeong Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often-disabling psychiatric disorder thatcan result from exposure to trauma. PTSD develops in only a subset of persons exposedto traumatic stress, suggesting that individual differences influence the susceptibilityto PTSD. In other words, individuals with prior vulnerability have ahigher risk of developing PTSD upon exposure to a traumatic event. In this chapter,we introduce studies of our group on personality characteristics and genetic variantsinfluencing PTSD susceptibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPTSD
Subtitle of host publicationBrain Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9784431295679
ISBN (Print)4431295666, 9784431295662
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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