Caregivers for dependent people can also experience Compassion fatigue; this can become a cause of abusive behavior in caring professions. It results from the taxing nature of showing compassion for someone whose suffering is continuous and unresolvable. Mental health professionals are another group that often suffers from Compassion fatigue, particularly when they treat those who have suffered extensive trauma. Recent research shows that a growing number of attorneys who work with victims of trauma are exhibiting a high rate of Compassion fatigue symptoms. In fact, lawyers are four times more likely to suffer from depression than the general public. They also have a higher rate of suicide and substance abuse.
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is the most counted journal on Compassion fatigue. The journal follows a stringent peer-review process that aims to improve the overall quality of the published content and attracting more number of citations. In collaborative efforts, the journal is focusing on Psychological trauma, Resilience, Psychotherapy, Dissociation, related psychological, social and medical research.
Last date updated on June, 2014