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The mental health consequences of terrorism: Implications for emergency medicine practitioners

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This article describes the psychological symptoms that emergency physicians may see in patients in the aftermath of a terrorist event. It identifies mental health screening tools that may be used to refer patients to more formal psychiatric evaluation, and provides information on interventions that may facilitate and speed the recovery process.

[Citation: Dimaggio C, Madrid PA, Loo GT, Galea S. The mental health consequences of terrorism: implications for emergency medicine practitioners. J Emerg Med. 2008 Aug;35(2):139-47. Epub 2007 Aug 7.]

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Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)