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Psychological Impact Comes Later

Iceland’s Surgeon-General Sigurdur Gudmundsson says that days, weeks or even months could pass before the psychological effects of last Thursday’s earthquake begin to be felt.

“People are dealing with the aftershocks and it is critical for them to have access to psychological first aid. The Red Cross provided initial trauma counseling but local clinics must now follow this up and offer assistance to people dealing with psychological trauma as a result of the earthquake,” Gudmundsson told Morgunbladid.

“We know that a number of people were traumatized by the earthquakes in 2000 and we can expect the same to happen now. This is dependent on many variables, including whether people lost

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