One third of 7/7 survivors had post traumatic stress: research

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However, only four per cent of them were referred by their GP for specialist treatment, it has been found.

A study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, conducted in the aftermath of the 2005 bombings traced survivors of the attacks, which killed 52 and injured 700.

They found that many more people required treatment than had been offered it and the researchers from University College London recommended that in future disasters those exposed to atrocities are proactively traced.

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