Emotional Trauma and Gory Flashbacks Torment Many Bali Bomb Survivors

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM Mental Health News
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The 2002 Bali bombings which claimed close to 200 lives and injured many has caused atleast one out five survivors to suffer increasing level of distress with terrifying flashbacks, a recent insight has revealed.
 Emotional Trauma and Gory Flashbacks Torment Many Bali Bomb Survivors
Emotional Trauma and Gory Flashbacks Torment Many Bali Bomb Survivors
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The University of Western Sydney study also revealed that survivors were emotionally better off if they were married with family support or were in a relationship.

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Though the survivors were in good physical health, they did suffer increased emotional trauma.

Lead author Garry Stevens said, "Deaths involving deliberate violence are associated with higher incidence of depression and prolonged or 'complicated' grief and a slower rate of recovery."

"Half of the group interviewed reported that, in the previous month, they had experienced upsetting thoughts, dreams or're-experiences' related to the Bali bombing or the need to avoid such thoughts and feelings," Co-author and a senior NSW Ministry of Health psychologist Julie Dunsmore said.

All post-disaster screening programs should evaluate people for long-term psychological impact, and treatment options should be made available for a longer period of time.



Source: Medindia
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