Mental Disorder Symptoms among Public Safety Personnel in Canada

Carleton, R. Nicholas
Afifi, Tracie, O
Turner, Sarah
Taillieu, Tamara
Duranceau, Sophie
LeBouthillier, Daniel, M.
Sareen, Jitender
Ricciardelli, Rosemary
MacPhee, Renee
Groll, Dianne
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Canadian public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional workers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers) are exposed to potentially traumatic events as a function of their work. Such exposures contribute to the risk of developing clinically significant symptoms related to mental disorders. The current study was designed to provide estimates of mental disorder symptom frequencies and severities for Canadian PSP.

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mental disorders, first responders, public safety personnel, operational stress injuries, posttraumatic stress disorder
Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., Duranceau, S., LeBouthillier, D. M., Sareen, J., Ricciardelli, R., MacPhee, R. S., Groll, D., Hozempa, K., Brunet, A., Weekes, J. R., Griffiths, C. T., Abrams, K. J., Jones, N. A., Beshai, S., Cramm, H. A., Dobson, K. S., Hatcher, S., Keane, T. M., Stewart, S. H., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2018). Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 63, 54-64.