Treating Psychological Trauma in First Responders: A Multi-Modal Paradigm

  title={Treating Psychological Trauma in First Responders: A Multi-Modal Paradigm},
  author={Raymond B. Flannery},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  • R. Flannery
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatric Quarterly
Abstract Responding to critical incidents may result in 5.9–22 % of first responders developing psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. These impacts may be physical, mental, and/or behavioral. This population remains at risk, given the daily occurrence of critical incidents. Current treatments, primarily focused on combat and rape victims, have included single and double interventions, which have proven helpful to some but not all victims and one standard of care has remained… 

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