Detroit launches new effort to help police with PTSD

Program seeks to design and implement a treatment model for police officers, firefighters and military vets


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DETROIT  — An effort at Wayne State University seeks to design and implement a treatment model for police officers, firefighters and military veterans who experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

The Wayne State University Physician Group's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences launched the effort.

The initiative will incorporate short-term treatment options for severe PTSD symptoms as well as prevention and awareness programs to help first responders identify PTSD early in themselves and their colleagues.

The city of Sterling Heights will work with physicians and researchers in the development of this approach. To help kick off the effort, the Wayne State University Physician Group is hosting an Aug. 9 fundraiser before a concert featuring The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

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