Ongoing traumatic stress response (OTSR) in Sderot, Israel. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract [Correction Notice: An erratum for this article was reported in Vol 41 (2) of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (see record 2010-06890-002). In the article “Ongoing Traumatic Stress Response (OTSR) in Sderot, Israel,” by Diamond, Lipsitz, Fajerman and Rozenblat (Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 1., pp. 19–25), due to a production error, the last author's name was misspelled in the byline and the author note. The correct spelling is Ornit Rozenblat.] In Sderot, a small city in southern Israel, seven years of continuous missile attacks have led to dramatic increases in treatment seeking for anxiety symptoms. For some clients, the clinical picture is consistent with a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For other clients, however, the onset and constellation of symptoms are less typical of PTSD. In these cases, anxiety …

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  • January 1, 2010