Responding to the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Biomedical and Health Research, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity, Substance Use and Mental Health
Board: Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

Activity Description

A seven-member committee planned a workshop that addressed the mental health issues that result as a consequence of terrorism. From the input of this workshop, the committee:

  • Identified gaps in knowledge necessary to inform policies and procedures for planning, preparedness, and intervention.
  • Identified gaps in planning, preparedness, and public health infrastructure.
  • Identified a variety of approaches to intervention to limit adverse mental health consequences.
  • Provided recommendations for options on how to optimize the public health response to long-term and short-term mental health consequences of terrorism.

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