A primer on covering victims

Ochberg, Frank
September 1996
Nieman Reports;Fall96, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p21
Discusses the need for reporters covering a violent crime to recognize signs of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in victims. Combination of recurrent intrusive recollections; Emotional numbing; Physiological shift in the fear threshold. INSET: Incest a major problem..


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