advertisement
13 October 2010

The trauma of the miners

The expected trauma levels of the rescued miners may have been greatly exaggerated, says CyberShrink.

The expected trauma levels of the rescued miners may have been greatly exaggerated, says CyberShrink.

 This was indeed traumatic stress, with the significant risk of death, unpredictability, uncertainty, and the basic powerlessness of the individuals to do anything material to help save themselves. When exposed to severe trauma, a few of us are likely to be severely affected; a significant number (less than some expect) develop well-recognised problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and, such is the wonder of human resilience, surprisingly many will show few significant lasting symptoms and can make an excellent recovery.

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More by Cybershrink

2013-02-09 07:27

More:

Columnists
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
11 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Lifestyle »

E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

Allergy »

Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.

advertisement