Significantly higher rate of mental disorders found among first responders.

The first national study of first responders and operational stress injuries suggests that  many firefighters, police, paramedics and correctional workers are living with much higher rates of mental disorders than the general population.

Study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry indicate that they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general population.

The research team also found women were more likely than men to screen as positive for a mental disorder, especially among firefighters.