Using longitudinally collected data from the Ft. Devens Cohort, this project look at the associations of neurotoxicant exposures and PTSD symptom trajectories. Findings indicate that the compounded impact of both traumatic experiences and neurotoxicant exposure increased the severity and likelihood of PTSD symptoms in the years following deployment.
Data collected from the Ft. Devens Cohort at multiple timepoints over the past 30 years was analyzed, looking for associations between health symptoms and neurotoxicant exposures. This research identified multiple exposures that are associated with specific health symptoms.
This review presents the most recent literature on exposures as a foundation for Gulf War Illness. Current research implicates Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) as a key contributor to the development of GWI.
Longitudinal Assessment of Health Symptoms in Relation to Neurotoxicant Exposures in 1991 Gulf War Veterans was published in the The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This study, done in collaboration by researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and Boston University’s schools of Public Health, and Medicine. […]