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Sunday, July 20, 2008

PTSD & China's Earthquake

An article in a local paper, China's earthquake: Invisible wounds by Timothy A. Kelly, director of DePree Center Public Policy Institute in Pasadena wrote of the horror that the rescuers and survivors are dealing with including depression and PTSD.

PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, not only affects combat soldiers, but others who have been exposed to long periods of stressful activity. Especially if they have not been trained to deal with it before hand. This is an article about how this is affecting Chinese Troops who participated in the earthquake rescue -
Attrition: Chinese Army Hit With PTSD Epidemic

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