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Psychiatric effects of terrorist attacks are underestimated

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1058
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Psychiatric casualties after terrorist attacks such as bombings are often underrated, according to studies presented at a recent meeting of the Florida Psychiatric Society.

    The effects of terrorist attacks—including the psychological effects of bombings, biological weapons, and trauma—were the main topics at the spring meeting of the Florida Psychiatric Society in Sarasota last month. These subjects were high on the local agenda because Florida was the temporary home …

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