Just three years after the terrorist attacks in several places in Paris, the first results of the study were published that examined the effects of this and other similar disasters on the French psyche. The authors of large-scale research also highlight problems that media coverage can cause to uninterrupted observers. A quarter of respondents said the murder was too large, AFP said.
The "unprecedented" study, which will be continued, will be sponsored by the French National Public Health Agency. The project was called "November 13", according to Paris attacks, in which in 2010, 130 people were cut. It also responds to other acts of terror.
In assessing the psychological and sociological consequences, residents are divided into different groups. The circle of most affected people includes direct participants as injured or hostages, instant witnesses and close victims. Researchers surveyed six to 18 months after the tragedy of 190 civilians belonging to this group found 18 per cent post-traumatic stress disorder and 20 per cent more problems with depression or anxiety.
However, the killings of November 2015 had a significant impact on people outside the "first round." Within three days of the murder in Paris, a record number of people have been registered as a warning, the most commonly diagnosed post-traumatic stress or acute stress response. To a lesser extent, this wave appeared in the rest of France.
"People who were not directly exposed to these events were a post-traumatic symptom and, as we know, they were not killed." One of the authors of the Enguerrando du Roscoata study cited the French website françisco. "The number and intensity of these symptoms increased significantly, depending on how long the individual was subjected to images of attacks on the media," he added.
According to AFP, almost all respondents, seven months after November 2015, accurately recalled the circumstances in which they learned of the attacks on the stade de France stadium and the companies in Saint-Denis and the center of Paris. Three quarters of the respondents talked about the need to continue talking about the killings, but in the last quarter they talk too much about the events.
Franceinfo notes that reporting terrorist attacks is often a traumatic event for people with a priori impaired psychiatry. French scientists want to continue to study how post-traumatic disorders have affected daily life. "It's about people who are at risk of social exclusion, difficulty getting into work or having to stop spending free time," said Roscoat.