Several past studies have found a correlation between the presence of PTSD and the risk of multiple autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis.  There has also been suggestion that PTSD was associated with a significantly elevated risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PTSD is the result of […]

When Stress Triggers Autoimmunity

February 20, 2023

Perhaps the greatest overlooked aspect of disease risk is the impact of stress.  A search of the topic “stress” in PubMed, the search engine for the National Library of Medicine reveals over 26,000 studies that have looked at stress and health.  The majority of these studies examine a disease risk that is associated with stress.  […]

Stress Accumulates with Negative Health Effects

June 7, 2022