Does early psychological intervention promote recovery from posttraumatic stress?
This article (from the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest) says: No.
By "early psychological intervention", they mean those teams of trauma de-briefers who show up when a traumatic episode has occurred, and convene de-briefings and group sessions for the survivors and witnesses.
I've always wondered about this from the point of view of PTSD caused by abortion, imagining teams of debriefers in the recovery room...
Link courtesy of Heart, Mind and Strength.