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Police and Firefighters at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Following Traumatic Events

(3/4/2013)

Police and Firefighters at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Following Traumatic Events
Science Daily
February 26, 2013

Police, firefighters and other protective services workers who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events and are new to their profession are at greater risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers also found that protective services workers do not appear to have a higher prevalence of mental health problems than workers in other occupations.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130226141256.htm


Keywords: police, firefighters, risk, mental, disorders, traumatic, events



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