an After abortion

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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Grief counseling and trauma de-briefing.

This New Yorker article suggests that what people most need in order to recover after a loss is social support, as opposed to therapeutic crisis de-briefings.

It also says that exposure therapy seems to be an effective technique for people who continue to suffer intrusive thoughts for months and years after a traumatic loss.

Intrusive, disturbing thoughts and images are quite common in women who suffer from post-abortion stress syndrome, so this information could be helpful in designing or adding on to existing post-abortion counseling practices.

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