Occupational Traumatic Stress

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by Sam_Spade, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. #1 Sam_Spade, Aug 16, 2012
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dq6p21QnBg]Behind the Mask: Paramedic Occupational Traumatic Stress - YouTube[/ame]

    Trauma alters emotional brain function.

    You are your pain. It becomes who you are.

    My greatest mentor was a psychologist who worked for decades with victims of occupational PTSD. I randomly came across this video on the subject, and thought I'd share.
  2. That was a really interesting, albeit very sad, video. I wondered how people like paramedics, cops, and people like that who come upon gruesome scenes deal with. Now I know some can't and there are physical changes that occur in their brain functioning.

    I remember learning about PTSD occuring in soldiers and victims of crimes when I took abnormal psychology but I never connected it to job stresses.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. Reminds me of a movie called Broken Vessels, a (somewhat far fetched) movie about the trials and tribulations of paramedics. Worth watching.
  4. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8A5Kk8IXk0]Pestilence - The Trauma - YouTube[/ame]
    ... since someone brought up trauma.

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