Trauma: how far do the effects spread?

In this episode, our panel look at traumatic events and how the effects may not just be localised to where the attacks take place.

They look at some interesting evidence in the context of 9/11 which suggests that the psychological effects can travel thousands of miles.

This is part two of the first in our series of podcasts with the British Journal of Psychiatry. The panel for this discussion featured:

  • Josefien Breedvelt, Research Manager at the Mental Health Foundation (@JosefienMHF on Twitter)
  • Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, who also sits on the editorial board¬†of the British Journal of Psychiatry¬†(@DerekTracy1 on Twitter)
  • Chris White, who works for the Mental Health Foundation and has his own experience of mental health problems
  • Mark Brown, well-known as @MarkOneInFour on Twitter and also with his own lived experience of mental ill health.

The paper discussed in this podcast is Increased incidence rate of trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and highlighted in the November 2016 Kaleidoscope section of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Listen to the other podcasts in this series