Category Archive: Police and Combat Injury Types

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FEATURED: Police PTSD Starring Sam Jaeger, American Sniper

PTSD Short Film Staring Sam Jaeger (who also stars in Parenthood,
American Sniper and Inherent Vice) wrote, directed and starred in it.

Jun 10

Police Responses to Officer-Involved Shootings

Police Responses to Officer-Involved Shootings What goes through police officers’ minds when they are involved in shootings? How does facing deadly force affect what they see, hear, and feel? Prior research has found that many officers involved in shootings suffer from “postshooting trauma”—a form of posttraumatic stress disorder that may include guilt, depression, and even …

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Jun 10

New Findings on PTSD and Brain Activity

  New Findings on PTSD and Brain Activity  Researchers have discovered a correlation between increased activity among brain circuits and flashbacks among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). University of Minnesota investigators learned that an increased circuit activity in the right side of the brain is associated with the debilitating, involuntary flashbacks that often characterized …

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Jun 09

Police unions push for medical coverage of PTSD

DENVER — Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage. “I can’t imagine a department in the United States without officers …

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Sep 24

Police, Fire, Military Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD

Police and Military injuries are quite different in many respects than that of a civilian injury.  The Police Culture tends to underestimate the short and long term effects, not just one substantial blow to the head, in some cases several over years. Understanding the mechanics of the injury,  or the hows, why’s and what happened’s,  …

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Aug 10

City policy does not recognize PTSD police officer’s psychological injury

Memphis falls short on PTSD City policy does not recognize police officer’s psychological injury By Amos Maki Monday, April 2, 2012 Memphis Police Department officer Gabriel Lawson was one of dozens of officers who responded to a disturbance at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown on July 3, 2011. Once inside, Lawson and others found fellow officer Timothy …

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