Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Alcohol Use in Firefighters: A Systematic Review

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

Firefighters, PTSD, Alcohol Use, Mental Health

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine if there were any associations between post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and alcohol use in firefighters. Sufficient evidence was found of an association, indicating that firefighters experiencing higher rates of PTSD symptoms also exhibit higher rates of alcohol use. A causal relationship was not found, and further research would need to be done in order to determine a cause.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Alcohol Use in Firefighters: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine if there were any associations between post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and alcohol use in firefighters. Sufficient evidence was found of an association, indicating that firefighters experiencing higher rates of PTSD symptoms also exhibit higher rates of alcohol use. A causal relationship was not found, and further research would need to be done in order to determine a cause.