James J Reeves

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OBJECTIVE This study examined emotional and behavioral effects on hospital staff after a series of sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area. METHODS Employees of a large tertiary care military hospital were anonymously surveyed about their perceptions of safety and threat, changes in activities, and peritraumatic dissociation as possible risk(More)
Early posttraumatic psychiatric disorders have not been well studied in disaster workers. This study examined the rates of probable acute stress disorder (ASD), probable depression, increased tobacco use, and their associated risk factors in 9/11 World Trade Center disaster workers. Surveys were obtained from 90 disaster workers (e.g., medical personnel,(More)
Immediately after September 11, 2001, the USNS Comfort was deployed to provide relief to the rescue workers involved with the World Trade Center collapse. The members of the behavioral healthcare team had little field experience in disaster psychiatry and had to organize a response quickly. Due to the unique nature of the assignment, the behavioral care(More)
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