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Mass Violence and Early Mental Health Intervention: A proposed application of best practice guidelines to chemical, biological, and radiological attacks

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This article applies principles of early mental health intervention to a hypothetical scenario involving the explosion of a bomb loaded with the biological agent anthrax at a location near the Pentagon. It describes lists the key components of early intervention, as well as the long-term interventions needed to address the mental health issues that may arise after an attack.
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[Citation: Ritchie EC, Friedman M, Watson P, Ursano R, Wessely S, Flynn B. Mass violence and early mental health intervention: a proposed application of best practice guidelines to chemical, biological, and radiological attacks. Mil Med. 2004 Aug;169(8):575-9.]

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Military Medicine