Stress Reliever

February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p130
Trade Publication
An interview with Paul Antonellis Jr., a retired fire chief from Salisbury, Massachusetts on his book about post-trautamic stress disorders (PTSD) in firefighters is presented. When asked on why he wrote the book, he said that he kept on hearing about firefighters having the disorder and are still on the job. He stresses that PTSD is an anxiety disorder, wherein the brain stays in a fight-mechanism and never come off it. He believes that talking to people suspected of having PTSD is important.


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