Post-traumatic stress disorder following patient assaults among staff members of mental health hospitals: a prospective longitudinal study

@article{Richter2006PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Post-traumatic stress disorder following patient assaults among staff members of mental health hospitals: a prospective longitudinal study},
  author={Dirk Richter and Klaus Berger},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={15 - 15}
}
BACKGROUND Violence by patients against staff members in mental health institutions has become an important challenge. Violent attacks may not only cause bodily injuries but can also have posttraumatic consequences with high rates of stress for mental health staff. This study prospectively assessed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in employees who were severely assaulted by patients in nine German state mental health institutions. METHODS During the study period of six months 46 assaulted… CONTINUE READING

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