Rates of PTSD were higher in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps than in the Coast Guard and Air Force (Figure 1). They were also higher for enlisted service members and warrant officers than for junior, mid-grade, and senior officers, as well as for women than for men.
What profession has the highest rate of PTSD?
High-Risk ProfessionsMilitary Service. The experience of combat is a significant risk factor for the development of PTSD. Police Officers. Firefighters. First Responders/Ambulance Personnel. Other Healthcare Professionals. Photojournalists. War Correspondents. References:6 Aug 2021
Which group is the highest risk for PTSD?
Women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, and genes may make some people more likely to develop PTSD than others. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people develop PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or harm.
Do all Marines have PTSD?
It is estimated that between 11 and 20 percent of veterans suffer from PTSD. Fortunately, newer understanding and treatment for this issue has already made some difference for those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Unfortunately, PTSD remains highest among Vietnam War veterans.
Who experiences PTSD the most?
Women are more than twice as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). There are a few reasons women might get PTSD more than men: Women are more likely to experience sexual assault. Sexual assault is more likely to cause PTSD than many other events.
Should I tell my employer I have PTSD?
“If you have PTSD and you need some sort of accommodation like extra breaks, then you need to let your employer know that you need extra breaks because of a disability but you never have to tell them that you have PTSD,” Diamond says that you might need a doctors note but that should be all.
Can an employer fire you for having PTSD?
No. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against you simply because you have a mental health condition. This includes firing you, rejecting you for a job or promotion, or forcing you to take leave.