It's so sad that One in five Bourke Street witnesses can develop mental health problems according to expert
On Friday afternoon, while in the West the tram ride 86 Bourke Street, saw a large crowd of people pushing a Commodore body to play in the air "like a rag doll."
When the tram was traveling from Elizabeth Street to William Street, it was taken on a "dark tour" of the massacre: 15 bodies on the ground in a pool of blood; The back plate; A badly injured baby, surrounded by desperate people.
"I feel my body reacts now I remember ... because I go there, back to the smell, sounds, sensations," Mark, who is a clinical psychologist said ,.
As the attack witnessed, Mark had trouble sleeping. Has been distracted and disturbed. "The body feels a little kidnapped."
It is one of the hundreds of witnesses who attack on Friday, the day after the incident, attempting to deal with significant psychological trauma.
The Phoenix Center Director of Australia, post-traumatic Mental Health University of Melbourne, David Forbes, witnesses have nightmares, thoughts or intrusive memories, and they feel public hyper-vigilant for up to two weeks.
It is expected that the five witnesses to the development of mental health problems of PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder or substance abuse Forbes teachers warned.
Attacks Attack three factors that contributed to declaring the trauma: "One part is to see someone injured and killed. Another part is afraid of their own life and the environment in which equipment, and a third of the world feels in life is safer And more predictable place, and events like this can happen at any time. "
We recommend talking to your normal family and friends again routine. The doctor should not be sought if the symptoms do not improve, he said.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, a trauma specialist said that some people have delayed reactions and symptoms may appear more than six weeks after the event.
The director of the Psychiatric Research Center Monash Alfred says, the symptoms in young children are that they are important, which can include fear of the street and passing cars, insomnia, enuresis and separation anxiety.
Dr. Kulkarni said that to save the city, and the publication of the event to pay social media, were also valuable opportunities for people who bring their expressed solidarity with the victims and their families had to express.
"In this common experience, participation may mean that it feels less stressful for an individual. You can help them, they are not alone."
About 70 volunteers from the Australian Psychological Society, the Red Cross and the Victorian Council of Churches along Bourke Street used every weekend for members of the public.