Columbia University Medical Center

PTSD strikes one in four stroke survivors

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may plague some stroke survivors, according to a new study. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center reviewed nine studies involving more than 1,100 patients, and found about one in four survivors of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) experiences PTSD symptoms within a year of the event, with some experiencing symptoms even longer.