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Document ID (ISN)69719
CIS number 97-1746
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tartaglini A.J., Safran D.A.
Title A topography of psychiatric disorders among correction officers
Bibliographic information June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.569-573. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) prison services; mental disorders
Descriptors (secondary) USA; survey; sickness absenteeism; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Alcohol and drug abuse