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Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho

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DORIGO, Júlia Nogueira  and  LIMA, Maria Elizabeth Antunes. Posttraumatic stress disorder in the work contexts: reflections around a clinical study case. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 55-73. ISSN 1516-3717.

This article is about one of the diverse kinds of mental disorders observed in the labor context: the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For that was analyzed one case, about a worker diagnosed with PTSD, based on the theoretical principles concerning it. This is a case of a vigilant that, for five year, lived with the disorder without being correctly treated by his employee medical and psychological team. Our article intend to contribute to moving forward in comprehending this disorder, focusing in its causes, his symptoms, and the prevention possibilities.

Keywords : Work and mental health; Posttraumatic stress disorder; Case study.

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