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Terror leaves 42% of children with PTSD

Some 42 percent of Israeli children suffer from

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), of which 15

percent have a moderate to severe version of the

syndrome, Dr. Avital Laufer of Tel Aviv University told the Knesset Committee on the Rights of Children yesterday. The committee was discussing the effects of the terror attacks of the past 32 months on children. Laufer’s findings were based on a study of some 3,000 children aged 13 to 15, from both sides of the Green Line. Some 70 percent of the children said that the terror attacks had had a direct impact on their lives, causing them to abandon or avoid certain activities. Full Story

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