Association of Stress-Related Disorders With Subsequent Autoimmune Disease. – PubMed – NCBI
Bottom Line: if you are severely traumatized, particularly in your youth under 33, the chances that you develop an autoimmune disorder are 36% higher than not. This was determined by a large Scandanavian 10-year study. Interesting, taking an SSRI for a year after the onset of PTSD significantly LOWERED the risk of an autoimmune disorder setting in.