Somatization and terrorism

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Abstract

Few systematic data pertaining to somatization following terrorism are available to guide intervention workers and policymakers in response to terrorist events. Somatization is a well-known but poorly understood phenomenon presenting enormous difficulties in clinical management as well as research investigation. It is a heterogeneous concept that is inconsistently defined in research on traumatic events. This article summarizes the somatization field and applies the principles to recommendations for disasters and terrorism research and interventions related to somatization in the postdisaster setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Trauma of Terrorism
Subtitle of host publicationSharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages143-155
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781136747052
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bioterrorism
  • Diagnostic validation
  • Disasters
  • Medically unexplained complaints
  • Somatization
  • Terrorism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    North, C. S. (2005). Somatization and terrorism. In The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook (pp. 143-155). Taylor and Francis.