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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 175327     Find in a Library
Title: Cop Shock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Author(s): A R Kates
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 467
  Annotation: This book examines how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) begins, how it progresses and changes lives, and how to prevent or manage dangerous PTSD symptoms.
Abstract: As many as one in three police officers may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, thoughts of suicide and suicide attempts, addictions, and eating disorders as well as job and family conflict. The signs of PTSD include nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, and avoidance of people and places. The book attempts to prepare police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma; to help families understand PTSD's effects on their loved ones; tells true stories of officers--men and women--with PTSD; and offers more than 200 international support sources. The book is intended primarily to assist police officers, but could be of use to war veterans, corrections officers, paramedics, fire fighters, nurses, doctors, security officers, crime victims--anyone suffering from trauma. Appendix, notes, bibliography, indexes
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Violence ; Behavior under stress ; Emotional disorders ; Psychotherapy ; Psychological research ; Stress management ; Post-trauma stress disorder ; Victim counseling ; Critical incident stress
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9668501-0-6
Sale Source: Holbrook Street Press
P.O Box 399
Cortaro, AZ 85652-0399
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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