Author(s): Bennett P, Williams Y, Page N, Hood K, Woollard M
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Abstract This study examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety in a sample of emergency ambulance personnel. Of 1029 personnel in one ambulance service mailed a questionnaire, 617 were returned. Among respondents, the overall rate of PTSD was 22\%. Levels of PTSD did not differ according to grade, but men had a higher prevalence rate than women (23\% compared with 15\%). Nearly one in ten reported probable clinical levels of depression, 22\% reported probable clinical levels of anxiety based on Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale scores.
This article was published in Emerg Med J
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy