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Mental Health Aspects of Terrorism

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Typical Reactions

fears and anxieties irritability
crying, whimpering, screaming confusion
excessive clinging disobedience
fear of darkness or animals depression
fear of being left alone refusal to go to school
fear of crowds or strangers reluctance to leave home
problems going to sleep behavior problems in school
nightmares poor school performance
sensitivity to loud noises fighting
alcohol and other drug use  

How One Can Help

Do say:

Don't say:

When To Refer for Mental Health Services

The following reactions, behaviors, and symptoms may signal a need to consult with the appropriate professional for further assistance.