New Medication to Treat Post Dramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Florida First Responders are not immune from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms can include hyperarousal, sleeplessness, anger, and withdrawl from friends and family.
A new medication, Nepicastal, is being tested which will help First Responders who have lost their ability to accurately assess danger, which results in a constant sense of alertness.
Florida First Responder should remember that they do not need to have a physical injury to be entitled to medical treatment for psychiatric conditions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they develop in the course of their employment.
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