Category Archive: PTSD Symptoms and Stressors

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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

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Police Performance

Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Police Performance Sleep deprivation is comparable to excessive drinking. A sleep deprivation study found that not sleeping for 17 hours impaired a person’s motor skills to an extent equivalent to having an alcohol toxicity of 0.05 percent. Not sleeping for 24 hours was equivalent to a toxicity level of 0.10 …

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Sep 25

Police and Military Women, Trauma and PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Police Women, Trauma and PTSD. According to a government study, Trauma is common in women; five out of ten women experience a traumatic event. Women tend to experience different traumas than men. While both men and women report the same symptoms of PTSD (hyperarousal, reexperiencing, avoidance, and numbing), some symptoms are more common for women …

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Jul 18

PTSI PTSD Recognizing EMT’s, firefighters or Police Officers:

Recognizing EMT’s, firefighters or Police Officers: with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is diagnosed by symptoms. As you read through this page, keep in mind that it takes a professional who knows PTSD to diagnose this disorder from other disorders. One supervisor recently asked me how anyone can separate those with PTSD from the variety of …

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Jul 16

PTSD can attack years later

PTSD can attack years later Even with no previous symptomsby Allen R. Kates, BCECR, MFAW Author of CopShock, Second Edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Editor’s note: Be sure to also read the new PoliceOne Series, “Tips for keeping it together after a bad call” “I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t think, I …

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Mar 08

The police supervisor and stress

Many police managers experience health problems, both physiological and emotional, and have difficulty understanding the cause. As patrol officers, they might have believed that a promotion would alleviate the stress they faced every day. Soon after taking command, however, many find that they must contend with a variety of new stressors, in addition to the …

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Mar 08

Police STRESSORS

Stress plays a part in the lives of everyone. Some stress is not only inevitable, it can be good. For example, the physical stress of “working out” improves your cardiovascular system, and feeling pressure that causes you to study harder for an exam can improve your score. Police stress, however, refers to the negative pressures …

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