Psychological Aftershocks Of Bombings May Last For Weeks.

In continuing coverage, the AP (4/19, Neergaard) reports that “psychological aftershocks are the often invisible wounds of disaster. Most affected are the injured and those closest to the blasts. But even people with no physical injuries and…who weren’t nearby can feel the emotional impact for weeks as they struggle to regain a sense of security.” Only a few people may go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, however, and those who are at higher “risk for lingering psychological effects are people who’ve previously been exposed to trauma, whether it’s on the battlefield or from a car crash or a hurricane.”

Related Links:

— “Psychological aftershocks are invisible wounds of disaster but most people recover with time, “Associated Press, The Washington Post, April 19, 2013.

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