The acute psychological impact on survivors following a train accident.

  title={The acute psychological impact on survivors following a train accident.},
  author={R Hagstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={8 3},
  • R Hagström
  • Published 1995 in Journal of traumatic stress
Sixty-six passengers surviving a collision of two trains were investigated concerning relevant background data, degree of personal injury, experience of a threat to life, symptoms and problems immediately after the accident, and thoughts about difficulty in coping. The most obvious impact on the survivors was the experience of being close to death. One result of this was that they developed a new coping strategy to minimize emotional pain. Some survivors also suffered problems of "re-living… CONTINUE READING

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