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Poster

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depressive Symptoms, Exercise, and Health in College Students

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 079
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Lauren A. Rutter
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Casey T. Taft
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Robin P. Weatherill
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Sarah Krill
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Robert Orazem
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

PTSD and depression have been associated with poorer health in highly traumatized samples. Less is known about these associations in non-clinical groups. We examined associations among PTSD, depression, exercise, and health in an undergraduate sample (N=200). PTSD and depressive symptoms were associated with poorer health, and exercise mediated these relationships.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Health

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