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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Emergency service workers to benefit from world-first PTSD treatment guidelines

More than 10% of Australia’s emergency service workers have experienced the debilitating symptoms of PTSD due to their frequent exposure to potentially traumatic experiences

Emergency service workers exposed to traumatic events are set to benefit from the world’s first guidelines to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

The NSW Minister for Mental Health, Pru Goward, and Minister Emergency Services, David Elliott, have joined industry leaders to launch the Black Dog Institute guidelines.

Developed by 9 leading Australian clinicians and researchers, including 3 UNSW experts, the national guidelines provide evidenced-based protocols for identifying and managing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The guidelines also address common and related disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance use.

See more at: http://www.myvmc.com/news/emergency-service-workers-to-benefit-from-world-first-ptsd-treatment-guidelines/

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