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Nicholas T. James

Differences in PTSD Symptomatology Between Combat Veterans and Emergency Dispatchers

Madeline R. Marks, MS, Clint Bowers, PhD, Benjamin Trachik, Nicholas T. James, Deborah Beidel, PhD, ABPP

Sep 12, 2017|AEDR 2017 Vol. 5 Issue 2|Original Research

The current study examines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters in the context of indirect exposure and compares symptom expression between emergency dispatchers and veterans. Given that a dispatcher's job is inherently different from that of our military, it would be expected that their PTSD symptoms are different as well. Understanding differences in presenting PTSD symptoms in emergency dispatchers relative to a group of veterans for the purposes of providing insight into prevention and treatment. We hypothesized that emergency dispatchers...

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