Healthy Living

Are PTSD Patients More Likely to Develop Lupus?

Roberts' study

Roberts’ study spanned over 24 years and observed over 54,000 women, all of which were gauged for PTSD and traumatic experiences using the Short Screening Scale for DSM-IV PTSD, as well as the Brief Trauma Questionnaire. Across the time spanned by the study, the participants were regularly examined and tested for SLE using the American College of Rheumatology criteria.