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Stroke

Updated 19 March 2015

Brain haemorrhage leads to PTSD

One-third of people who survive a nearly fatal subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke that involves bleeding into the brain - experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers have found.

One-third of people who survive a nearly fatal subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke that involves bleeding into the brain - experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers have found.

The investigators found that patients with PTSD symptoms were more fearful of having another brain haemorrhage, more pessimistic about their odds of avoiding another such event, and also more fearful of experiencing other unrelated life-threatening events, such as a heart attack or lung cancer.

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