Emphasizing that the pain should be shared instead of indoctrinating in the intervention process as a result of traumas that are affected physically and psychologically, experts state that in a situation experienced due to natural disasters, anger can cause anger in the person. So, how does post-disaster trauma go? When should post-disaster trauma intervention be done?
The physical or psychological factors expected to be seen in the citizens after the earthquake that shook Turkey deeply were evaluated by Specialist Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar. He mentioned that attempting a psychological treatment or intervention to the people who were rescued from the rubble while the disaster process was still going on would not relieve the person, on the contrary, it might lead to a negative reaction.
PHYSICAL EFFECTS CAREFULLY FIRST
Clinical Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar, who mentioned the effects of trauma or the shock experienced by the person in acute moments, said, “The individual first checks whether there is a problem physically, rather than the psychological effects of the situation he is in. After physical injuries and environmental events are taken under control, psychological effects from trauma may begin to occur.”
PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS MAY REFLECT PHYSICALLY ON PERSONAL LIFE
Referring to traumas such as anger and nerves that may occur in a person after a natural disaster, Gökpınar said, “The person experiences a process of disapproval and denial. The psychological effects of the disaster witnessed later can be reflected physically in the individual’s personal life. For example, symptoms such as sleep disorders and loss of appetite can be defined as the first physical symptoms. The person begins to not enjoy what he/she does, despair about the future, He may experience some traumatic symptoms such as being anxious, startled at the slightest sound, fear and startle when he sees any fire after the fire.warned.
“WE NEED TO SEE THE SPIRITUAL WOUND THAT OPENED”
Saying that a psychological treatment is not appropriate after an earthquake or shock effects, Gökpınar said, “We need to see the wound that has been opened spiritually. Attempting a psychological treatment or intervention to the individual while the disaster process is still going on will not relieve the person. On the contrary, in such a case, it is likely that the individual will receive a negative reaction. What needs to be done is not to try to suggest, but to share and share the pain of the individual.”made his speeches.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT SHOULD BE TAKEN AFTER BEING OVER THE ANGRY PHASE
Psychologist Cemre Ece Gökpınar, who defines the psychological first intervention as psychological first aid, if it is observed that there is no physical condition after the event during a disaster and there is a shock. “In this process, the victim first experiences a depressive phase due to losses. Then the anxiety process occurs. As the trauma process moves away, an acceptance process occurs in the individual over the years. Among these phases, the period after the denial and anger phases are overcome is the most appropriate period to seek psychological help. There will be a process. Because something the individual denies cannot help him. Acceptance is necessary.”commented.