Military

Biological profiling of plasma neuropeptide Y in relation to posttraumatic stress symptoms in two combat cohorts

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. In order to decrease the risk of developing stress-related disorders after military deployment, biological vulnerability factors should be identified. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a peptide neurotransmitter that is associated with …

Anger and aggression problems in veterans are associated with an increased acoustic startle reflex

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. Anger and aggression are frequent problems in deployed military personnel. A lowered threshold of perceiving and responding to threat can trigger impulsive aggression. This can be indicated by an exaggerated startle response. …