Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests.

Almost one-third of patients who suffered a mini-stroke — known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA) — developed symptoms of PTSD, including depression, anxiety and reduced quality of life, the researchers said.

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