Psychological Effects of Amtrak Crash During Holidays Could Be Severe

Article ID: 687039

Released: 18-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Dr. Josh Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says the emotional effects for victims, first responders and the general public following the Amtrak crash could be extremely severe, especially now in the midst of the holiday season. Klapow can speak to survivor guilt, first responder burnout and other topics surrounding how we process and come to terms with tragedy.

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