Apr 24

Can a Veteran go into Law Enforcement POST PTSD

Can a Veteran go into Law Enforcement after a PTSD Diagnosis? Law Enforcement’s View of Hiring Veterans with PTSD Introduction: An estimated 1-2 out of every 10 soldiers returning from combat in Iraq will be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (National Center for PTSD, 2008). Many of these soldiers are self-conscious about the diagnosis. …

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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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Mar 05

VA STUDY : Soldiers with PTSD More Likely to Experience Long-Term Psychological Effects

Combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms appear to be associated with longer-term physical (headache, tinnitus), emotional (irritability) and cognitive (diminished concentration or memory) symptoms, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Conversely, concussion/mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) do not appear to have long-term negative …

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Mar 04

Timing Is Critical

Interesting enough is that fact that in most cases, officers who delayed or did not receive proper care after the incident developed more or intense symptoms than those who did. Since it is typical that we as officers “tend” to try and self motivate, work-out, surpress and conceal how we really feel, treatment or support …

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Mar 03

How Long Does PTSD Last?

It will have a different outcome with different events and individuals.  It can last a brief time or become chronic. It can go into remission and then recur, even years later. It can also escalate into other disorders such as panic attacks, severe depression and substance abuse.  Since their are “triggers” that can cause recurrance …

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