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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