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Israeli Researchers Measure Continuous Traumatic Stress from Rockets

Israeli scientists have created a new and unique methodology to measure rocket attacks’ impact on traumatic stress.

Published in the open-access online academic journal PLOS ONE, the study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev worked to identify three very distinct factors: exhaustion/detachment, rage/betrayal, and fear/helplessness.

The study examined 313 adults who either were or were not exposed to ongoing security threats from December 2016 to February 2017. The exposed participants lived in communities along the Gaza border area in southern Israel, where rocket attacks from Gaza are frequent and there is often a window of only 30 seconds to reach a shelter. (JPost / VFI News)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. - John 14:27