New guidelines for treating PTSD in emergency workers

Lauren Finestone

New guidelines provide more detailed guidance on how to assess, treat and manage the rehabilitation of emergency workers with PTSD.

The work of emergency workers makes them particularly vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The 2021 Australian Guidelines for treating acute stress disorder and PTSD have 2 main limitations when it comes to emergency workers.  The document mostly focuses on managing PTSD in general, without addressing the unique challenges faced by emergency workers.  Also, they mainly aim to improve symptoms. Although important, it ma...

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