Publication
Title
Neurological disease in the aftermath of terrorism : a review
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Abstract
The purpose of our review is to discuss current knowledge on long-term sequelae and neurological disorders in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. The specific aspects of both psychological and physical effects are mentioned in more detail in this review. Also, the outcomes such as stress-related disorders, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease are explained. Moreover, PTSD and posttraumatic structural brain changes are a topic for further investigations of the patients suffering from these attacks. Not only the direct victims are prone to the after effects of the terroristic attacks, but the rescue workers, physicians, witnesses and worldwide citizens may also be affected by PTSD and other neurological diseases as well. The determination of a whole series of risk factors for developing neurological disorders can be a means to set up early detection, preventative measures, to refine treatment and thus to gain better outcome in the future.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta neurologica Belgica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Heidelberg : Springer heidelberg , 2018
ISSN
0300-9009 [print]
2240-2993 [online]
Volume/pages
118 :2 (2018) , p. 193-199
ISI
000433236400007
Pubmed ID
29694644
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 12.06.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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