How to psychologically treat those affected in Al-Weibdeh building collapse? Expert answers

Jordan

Published: 2022-09-17 12:06

Last Updated: 2022-09-28 15:01


How to psychologically treat those affected in Al-Weibdeh building collapse? Expert answers
How to psychologically treat those affected in Al-Weibdeh building collapse? Expert answers

Saturday, Abdullah Abu Al-Adas, a psychiatrist, said that the needs of the children who were pulled out from under the rubble of Al-Weibdeh building collapse must be provided to them.

He told Roya that while they are being treated psychologically, it is crucial for the focus to be placed on the fact that the incident is exceptional, and that security and safety do exist.

Those who lived through the shock of the collapse of Al-Weibdeh building must be rehabilitated, in order to avoid any symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, he added.

Abu Al-Adas also pointed out that these events constitute acute and chronic psychological trauma, while children would be more affected than others.

On Saturday early in the morning, the Public Security Directorate announced the end of the search operations under the rubble of Al-Weibdeh building, after the last body was evacuated, bringing the number of deaths since the collapse to 14 deaths and 10 others were injured.