Living in a Low Socioeconomic Status Neighborhood Increases Risk of Developing Clinically Significant PTSD Symptoms After Motor Vehicle Collision
Bhatt K, Borde A, Bien M, Flannigan S, Soward A, Kurz M, Hendry P, Zimny E, Lewandowski C, Velilla MA, Damiron K, Pearson C, Domeier R, Kaushik S, Feldman J, Rosenberg M, Jones J, Swor R, Rathlev N, and McLean S. Living in a low socioeconomic status neighborhood increases risk of developing clinically significant PTSD symptoms after motor vehicle collision: Results of a prospective cohort study. Biological Psychiatry 2017; 81(10):S84-S84.
Low neighborhood socioeconomic status (nSES) has been associated with adverse effects on stress system function and increased incidence of stress-related disorders following trauma. To our knowledge no prospective studies have evaluated the ability of nSES to predict Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outcomes after one of the most common forms of trauma, motor vehicle collision (MVC).