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Managing New Cases of PTSD in the Workplace

January 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on behavioral health in the United States. Early evidence of this includes huge increases in the number of calls to the federal Disaster Distress Hotline and local suicide hotlines; large upturns in the number of prescriptions filled for anxiety, depression, and insomnia; increased alcohol consumption; and a worldwide surge in domestic violence.

For some, the effects of 2020 are even leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a mental health condition in which a person exhibits symptoms of distress after a traumatic event that was perceived as life-threatening.

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