Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and the Prevention of Work-Related Traumatic Stress among High Risk Occupational Groups

  • Jeffrey T. Mitchell
  • George S. EverlyJr.
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

The impact of post-traumatic stress upon society is most floridly apparent through the process of warfare. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a more destructive and psychologically debilitating process than warfare. Had there not been a Vietnam conflict, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may never have found its way into the official psychiatric taxonomy of the third edition (DSM-III) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1980). Yet warfare is not the only set of conditions, by far, capable of engendering post-traumatic stress.

Keywords

Traumatic Event Mental Health Professional Emergency Medical Service Crisis Intervention Israeli Defense Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey T. Mitchell
    • 1
    • 2
  • George S. EverlyJr.
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Emergency Health ServicesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.International Critical Incident Stress FoundationEllicott CityUSA
  3. 3.Union Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyLoyola CollegeBaltimoreUSA

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