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Coping after a traumatic event

This leaflet, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, may be useful if:
• you have been through a traumatic experience and want to understand more about how you are feeling
• you know someone who has been through a traumatic experience, and want to get a better idea of how they might be feeling.

It describes the kind of feelings that people have after a trauma, what to expect as time goes on, and mentions some ways of coping and
coming to terms with what has happened.

Coping after a traumatic event (412kB)


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