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Healthcare Provision and the Psychological, Somatic and Social Impact on People Involved in the Terror Attacks in January 2015 in Paris: Cohort Study

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Background Terrorist attacks occurred in Paris in January 2015. Aims To assess the mental health impact and the access to psychomedical care of people exposed to the attacks. Method We implemented an open-cohort design 6 and 18 months after the attacks. Exposed civilians and rescue workers were included according to the exposure criteria A for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in DSM-5. A face-to-face questionnaire conducted by trained psychologists was used to collect sociodemographic characteristics, exposure level, scores on psychometric scales, an international neuropsychiatric interview and access to care. Results Six months after the attacks, 18% of civilians reported symptoms of PTSD, 31% had anxiety disorders and 11% depression. Among rescue workers, 3% reported symptoms of PTSD and 14% anxiety disorders. During the 48 h following the attacks, 53.2% of civilian had access to psychomedical care v . 35% of rescue and police staff. Conclusions We found severe psychological consequences, even in people who were less exposed. Declaration of interest None.

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hal-03871433 , version 1 (25-11-2022)

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Stephanie Vandentorren, Philippe Pirard, Alice Sanna, Lyderic Aubert, Yvon Motreff, et al.. Healthcare Provision and the Psychological, Somatic and Social Impact on People Involved in the Terror Attacks in January 2015 in Paris: Cohort Study. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2018, 212 (4), pp.207--214. ⟨10.1192/bjp.2017.63⟩. ⟨hal-03871433⟩
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