Thursday, Jun. 11, 2009

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


• At least 12% of those who perform high-stress rescue or police work develop PTSD. Rates among military men and women deployed to war zones may be triple that

Warning Signs

• Fear that fails to diminish even after leaving a scary environment

• Exaggerated responses to stress

• Inability to sleep


• Forcing victims to relive their trauma tends not to prevent illness. Rather, general psychotherapy shows promise in pre-empting symptoms among those who have undergone extreme stress