Study pinpoints five most likely causes of post-traumatic stress in police officers



Study pinpoints five most likely causes of post-traumatic stress in police officers – https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08-post-traumatic-stress-police-officers.html
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A combination of genetic and emotional differences may lead to post-traumatic stress (PTS) in police officers, a new study finds.
Based on biological studies of officers in major cities, the study showed that the most significant PTS predictors are the tendency to startle at sudden sounds, early career displays of mental health symptoms (e.g., anxiety and depression), and certain genetic differences, including some known to influence a person’s immune system.
“If we can identify major risk factors that cause PTS and treat them before they have the chance to develop into full-blown post-traumatic stress disorder, or…

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