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Risk for PTSD, depression detectable early on in paramedics

July 14, 2016

Risk for post-trauma psychiatric disorders may be detectable within the first week of paramedic training, according to recent findings.

“Emergency workers are regularly exposed to stressful and traumatic situations and some of them will experience periods of mental illness,” Jennifer Wild, BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, of the University of Oxford, said in a press release. “Some of the factors that make that more likely can be changed through resilience training, reducing the risk of PTSD and depression. We wanted to test whether we could identify such risk factors, making it possible to spot people at higher risk early in their training and to develop interventions that target these risk factors to strengthen their resilience.”

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Exposure to violence increases risk for violent crime regardless of psychiatric disorder

July 13, 2016
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Direct, indirect childhood trauma increases risk for addiction

July 5, 2016
Experiencing direct and indirect forms of violence during childhood significantly increased risk for drug and alcohol dependence later in life. “We were surprised…

Top PTSD research for psychiatrists

July 4, 2016
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Mass Murder and the Violent Paranoid Spectrum

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services November 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

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In the Journals

Risk for PTSD, depression detectable early on in paramedics

July 14, 2016
Risk for post-trauma psychiatric disorders may be detectable within the first week of paramedic training, according to recent findings…

In the Journals

Exposure to violence increases risk for violent crime regardless of psychiatric disorder

July 13, 2016
Exposure to violence increased risk for violent crime among individuals with and without psychotic disorders, and parental bereavement particularly…

In the Journals

Direct, indirect childhood trauma increases risk for addiction

July 5, 2016
Experiencing direct and indirect forms of violence during childhood significantly increased risk for drug and alcohol dependence later in life. …

Top PTSD research for psychiatrists

July 4, 2016
To honor the end of PTSD Awareness Month as well as all who have fought and served for the United States, Healio.com/Psychiatry gathered the top four…

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AMA strengthens gun control policies on waiting periods, background checks

June 17, 2016
The AMA voted in favor of bolstering firearm safety policies to include background checks and waiting periods for all gun purchasers, according to a…

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Childhood trauma may increase risk for insomnia in adulthood

June 17, 2016
Data presented at the SLEEP 2016 annual meeting indicated childhood trauma, including abuse, divorce and parental death, was associated with insomnia…

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Childhood trauma increases risk for drug use in adolescence

June 16, 2016
Childhood trauma, ranging from interpersonal violence to car accidents, was associated with increased risk for illicit drug use, according to…

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Suicidal behavior, mental health care utilization higher in Canadian military

June 13, 2016
In 2012 to 2013, Canadian Forces personnel were significantly more likely to experience suicidal ideation, make suicide plans and use mental health…

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Analysis suggests risk-based gun removal laws to reduce violence, suicide

June 10, 2016
A significant proportion of individuals with serious mental illness who committed suicide by firearms were legally eligible to purchase and possess…

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VIDEO: Benefits of integrating psychiatric, intimate partner violence services

June 9, 2016
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