PTSD and Depressive Symptoms in 911 Telecommunicators: The Role of Peritraumatic Distress and World Assumptions in Predicting Risk

@article{Lilly2013PTSDAD,
  title={PTSD and Depressive Symptoms in 911 Telecommunicators: The Role of Peritraumatic Distress and World Assumptions in Predicting Risk},
  author={Michelle M Lilly and Heather Nicole Pierce},
  journal={Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={135-141}
}
Continued exposure to trauma increases risk for both depression and PTSD. This may be particularly true for individuals with work-related exposure to trauma such as 911 telecommunicators, a group with significant exposure to work-related trauma that has received limited empirical attention. The present study examines current symptoms of PTSD and depression in telecommunicators and the extent to which peritraumatic distress and world assumptions interact to predict psychopathology. A sample of… 

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