Mental health issues in disasters and terrorist attacks
Schlenger, W., & Jernigan, N. E. (2003). Mental health issues in disasters and terrorist attacks. Ethnicity and Disease, 13(3 Suppl 3), S3-93.
Recent events make clear that those living in the United States are at risk of exposure to a variety of potentially traumatic events, ranging from sniper and terrorist attacks to a variety of natural disasters. This paper provides a broad overview of the most common psychological reactions that can be expected in the aftermath of such events, how primary care practitioners can identify such reactions in their patients, and actions those practitioners might take