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New York debriefing is “a waste of time”

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:10
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The mandatory debriefing of 55 000 US police and firefighters who have participated in the evacuation of New York's World Trade Center, the searches for bodies, and the dismantling of remnants of the buildings is a waste of time and will not prevent anyone from developing post-traumatic stress disorder, says an Israeli psychologist and sleep expert.

    Professor Peretz Lavie, one of the world's leading experts in sleep medicine and director of the sleep laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute …

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