When people experience something terrible - whether an accident, a terrorist attack or war - the trauma stays with them. How do they deal with it?
Disturbing images, noises, emotions and the physical effect of a traumatic experience can leave deep traces on the brain. Dr. Ingo Schäfer explains what exactly happens when someone is severely traumatized.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
It is terrorists’ insidious strategy to try to unnerve people, says anxiety researcher Borwin Bandelow. However, he explains that being in a constant state of terror can eventually lead to desensitization.
Refugees often have to deal with stress and nervousness as a result of the difficult escape from their home country. A German psychiatric organization has launched a project to provide counseling to traumatized persons.
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