The British Journal of Psychiatry
Early responding to traumatic events
Jonathan I. Bisson
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Abstract

How to respond optimally following traumatic events remains a Holy Grail. A number of early interventions lack evidence of effect. Practical, pragmatic support provided in an empathic manner is likely to be an appropriate initial response and complement the high levels of resilience shown by individuals exposed to traumatic events.

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