One in 10 caught up in terror attacks likely to suffer PTSD a decade later

At least one in ten of those caught up in the recent terror attacks may still be suffering post-traumatic stress a decade later, a report in the Lancet suggests.

Emergency medicine doctors warned that substantial impairments in everyday functioning should be expected among direct victims, families and paramedics who arrived at such scenes.

And they called for efforts to protect hospitals from attack, with healthcare facilities “no longer sanctuaries but soft targets for terrorists”.

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  • simus1

    By that time the French will have sustained a thousand Bataclans and will still be scratching their asses and shrugging their shoulders.

    • Truthhurts

      They’ll all be fleeing to their private islands when it all blows up in their faces.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I can attest to this. My partner of 40 years suffers from PTSD from violence almost 30 years ago.

  • That is understandable. Nearly being blown up, stabbed, shot or run down and then ignored by one’s government could affect anyone.