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Disaster Psychiatry

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As 2015 comes to an end, here's what psychiatry can -- and can't -- bring to the table, especially when it comes to acts of terrorism.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to how people and cultures should respond to overwhelming stress, depression, and trauma.

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I miss a gentler America—one where assault weapons and 14 dead people weren’t part of the daily ride to work. Can we work together to get back there?

In addition to helping indiviiduals with PTSD, psychiatrists can play an active role in resolving trauma experienced by the country as a whole.

The authors explore possible reasons why young people in the West leave their families, friends, and home culture to join terrorist organizations.

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Radicalization by Norwegian converts to the Prophet’s Ummah produced massive and terrible social consequences. The explanations offered may be pertinent to the current attraction that ISIS offers for too many young persons in many countries of the civilized world.

If forgiveness soon after trauma helps avert mental disorders or retaliation, how could the aftermath of the Charleston tragedy not end up being one of the great moments of forgiveness in history?

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