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Women May Be at Higher Risk of PTSD, Commission Told

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, June 8, 2018 | 425 | 3 | 30 min read

OAKLAND, California — Men have a higher risk of being exposed to traumatic events that could spark post-traumatic stress disorder, but women have a higher risk of developing PTSD, according to a report presented Thursday to a California labor-management committee. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD is 10% to 12% in women, compared to 5% to 6% in men, according to the presentation to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. And female police officers who responded to the World Trade Center attack in September 2001 had a “significantly higher prevalence...

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