Friday's Progress Notes - September 14, 2001
Mental Health Information - Vol. 5 Issue 19
Published by athealth.com - www.athealth.com
In memory of America's innocent victims . . .
1. Primary care treatment of PTSD
2. Psychiatric dimensions of disaster
3. How to communicate with children during times of crisis
4. Effects of traumatic experiences
5. Law enforcement and traumatic stress
6. Supporting survivors, families, and loved ones in the aftermath
7. How school counselors can support children
8. Anger and trauma
This week our country experienced the single worst terrorist attack in history. Many of us, literally, watched the horrifying destruction in real-time, and most of us have vivid images of fireballs and crumbling skyscrapers forever etched in our memories. In the days ahead we will learn more about the profound pain caused by these unspeakable events. We mourn for the innocent victims who lost their lives or who were injured, and our hearts go out to those who grieve for friends and loved ones unaccounted for or known dead.
Many of us concerned with mental health are offering our support to those touched by this terrible tragedy. Some of us will treat those who were deeply wounded, emotionally, by fear, confusion, pain, and death. A few of us will be called upon to treat colleagues who have lost loved ones or who live and practice near the epicenters of these attacks.
This special issue of Friday's Progress Notes provides a few resources to help you meet the needs of those you will treat in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
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May God Bless America as we heal and help heal.
John L. Miller, MD
1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Primary Care Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect a wide range
of patients in family practice, regardless of culture, age,
sex, or socioeconomic class.
2. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
When Disaster Strikes
Each year, disasters and traumas are an all-too-common part of life for millions throughout the world.
3. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Communicating with Children about Disasters
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on how to
communicate with children and adolescents during times of crisis.
4. NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
Effects of Traumatic Experiences
After traumatic experiences, people may have problems that they didn't have before the event.
5. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC RESPONSE
Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategies
Law enforcement and emergency services personnel are highly prone to PTSD.
6. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EXPERTS IN TRAUMATIC RESPONSE
Down the Long Road of Grief: Supporting Survivors, Families and Loved Ones in the Aftermath
In the aftermath of tragedy, individuals, families, responders, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and the community reverberate in grief.
7. ERIC CLEARNING HOUSE ON COUNSELING AND STUDENT SERVICES
When Terrorists Strike: What School Counselors Can Do
School counselors and mental health professionals working with children need to be knowledgeable regarding interventions which allow students to openly discuss immediate and future concerns, cumulative stressors resulting from on-going terrorist threats, and post-terrorism psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, distress, etc.).
8. NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
Anger and Trauma
Anger helps people cope with life's adversities by providing us with increased energy to persist in the face of obstacles. However, uncontrolled anger can lead to a continued sense of being out of control of oneself and can create multiple problems in the personal lives of those who suffer from PTSD.
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