According to the speaker, individuals who witness terrorist attacks, security escalations, or serious traffic accidents are all likely to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress in the aftermath. It is estimated that at least 80% of these individuals will experience difficult symptoms in the hours, days, and even months following the event. However, many of them can manage to move on without treatment. The speaker emphasized that professional therapeutic intervention can help reduce the likelihood of developing post-traumatic stress disorder but that non-professional interventions could increase it.
The professor also discussed a recent study conducted about a month and a half after the difficult events. He pointed out that those still experiencing symptoms at this stage were considered post-traumatic. It was challenging to estimate how many participants fell into this category, but it was likely around ten percent. Alongside them were many more individuals who encountered difficult situations and struggled to overcome them, requiring treatment.
When it comes to Israelis defined as post-traumatic, the professor estimated that the number would be at least 30,000. However, he believed that this number would be much larger due to a lack of qualified professionals to treat such problems and an extended struggle expected in the next ten or twenty years. New treatments would need to be developed in order to address this issue effectively. The professor emphasized the importance of helping family members and friends who require treatment and support for their recovery process. He also highlighted the significance of integrating survivors with post-traumatic stress into the labor market and addressing the shortage of manpower associated with this issue.
Overall, while there have been some positive developments in treating trauma survivors since then article was written (the availability of more therapy options and an increased focus on early intervention), there is still much work to be done in terms of providing adequate resources for those affected by trauma and creating effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
In conclusion, according to experts in trauma recovery, people who have witnessed traumatic events such as terrorist attacks or serious accidents often face similar challenges when it comes to overcoming symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While most individuals can recover without professional intervention, professional help can significantly reduce their chances of developing PTSD long term.
Professors have estimated that around 10 percent of individuals who have witnessed traumatic events are still experiencing symptoms months after they occurred. However, it’s unclear how many cases fall under this category as estimates vary widely based on factors such as individual resilience and available resources.
Israel has faced its fair share of trauma due to ongoing conflicts with neighboring countries. Estimates suggest that at least 30 thousand Israelis suffer from PTSD following traumatic experiences like wars or natural disasters.
The lack of qualified professionals available for treatment is one significant issue hindering progress towards healing for survivors struggling with PTSD.
As such, efforts are needed both domestically and internationally