Posttraumatic stress disorder in the police officer: paradigm of occupational stress.

Abstract

The police officer is exposed to stress outside the range of usual human experience, which often leads to his demoralization and brutalization, and predisposes him to a posttraumatic stress disorder similar to that found in the Vietnam veteran. With posttraumatic stress disorder comes functional deterioration that can lead to significant psychologic and… (More)

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@article{McCafferty1990PosttraumaticSD, title={Posttraumatic stress disorder in the police officer: paradigm of occupational stress.}, author={Francis L McCafferty and Garzaro Domingo and E A McCafferty}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={1990}, volume={83 5}, pages={543-7} }