Psychological And Emotional Hazards Of Nurses

1612 WordsNov 30, 20157 Pages
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL HAZARDS Like the general population, pilots are susceptible to the same psychological problems other people may encounter. Historically, pilots have had a deep distrust of psychologists and psychiatrists and are dismissive of psychological theories. This deeply rooted negative disposition most likely has been formed from bad experiences during training, licensing, selection, or during the routine tasks of managing daily personal problems. Pilots typically have a lower chance of experiencing psychological disorders; however, they are biologically human and prone to the vast spectrum of mental defects. Health care providers need to recognize that pilots are human and at risk of mental instability. Pilots are at risk of psychological disorders and triggers such as adjustment disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactive disorder, mood disorder, organic mental disorders, personality disorder, psychotic disorder, and substance abuse. If a pilot is suspected of having any of these conditions, more than likely, then they should be grounded and referred for treatment. All of these conditions will not be discussed below. Adjustment disorders are maladaptive reactions to a known psychosocial stressor that occur within three months after the onset of the stressor. Adjustment disorders are one of the most common mental disorders in pilots. Symptoms include anxiety, fatigue, and depression; lack of focus,
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