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Distress tolerance amplifies links between PTSD symptoms, alcohol use severity among firefighters

10:06 EST 3 Dec 2019 | News-Medical.net

New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving - and knowing you can survive - an emotional incident.

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