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Revista de Psiquiatria do Rio Grande do Sul

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BUCASIO, Erika et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of occupational injury: the case of a bank employee. Rev. psiquiatr. Rio Gd. Sul [online]. 2005, vol.27, n.1, pp.86-89. ISSN 0101-8108.

This article reports the case of a bank manager assessed by a multidisciplinary team using psychiatric and occupational history taking and a semi-structured interview (SCID) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aim of this article is to use a clinical case to illustrate the relationship between PTSD and traumatic events in the workplace, showing that PTSD may result from an occupational injury. The notion of PTSD as an occupational disease is a new and relevant concept due to high levels of violence in Brazil. Acknowledging PTSD in the context of bank workers is important to guide health services, administrators, and human resource professionals in applying preventive measures (appropriate training, psychological support, filling out of Work Injury Reports and interventions in the organization of work) that will provide improved quality of life.

Keywords : Post-traumatic stress disorder; work injury; bank robbery.

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