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World Health Organisation Releases Guidelines on Mental Healthcare After Trauma

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published some guidelines for health professionals on how to provide care to adults and children following a traumatic event.

The document cautions health providers about prescribing benzodiazepines in the month following trauma or loss, sharing research evidence that using benzo’s for acute stress symptoms and trauma-related sleeping problems can prolong recovery from the events and create dependency and tolerance that add to the individual’s difficulties.

Read a summary of the guidelines here.

Get the full report here.