|Document ID (ISN)||69719|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tartaglini A.J., Safran D.A.
||A topography of psychiatric disorders among correction officers
||June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.569-573. 23 ref.
||Medical charts of 1029 prison officers with complaints of psychological distress were reviewed. Subjects showed a wide range of psychiatric conditions, accounting for a substantial loss of full-duty workdays. The most frequently observed diagnostic clusters were phase of life/marital/family problems, followed by mood and adjustment disorders. Results suggest that the prevalence of mood, adjustment and alcohol abuse disorders in correction officers is higher than that in the general population. The rates of psychotic disorders and personality disorders among these officers were notably lower than those seen in the general population.
||prison services; mental disorders
||USA; survey; sickness absenteeism; alcoholism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Alcohol and drug abuse