Sunday September 27, 2020

‘Tigers’ and traumas

Victims of so-called robberies, ’tiger’ kidnappings or gunpoint hold-ups can suffer severe repercussions.

2nd September, 2006

Victims of so-called robberies, ’tiger’ kidnappings or gunpoint hold-ups can suffer severe repercussions.

Post-traumatic stress (PTS), the development of anxiety disorders or addictions and depression are just some of problems people suffer after a deeply shocking event.

Dr Eddie Murphy, a clinical psychologist who runs People Care Services Ireland, and his team have led therapy sessions for people held hostage in their homes, and those who witnessed fatalities or disturbing events.

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