Q: What are the psychological effects of trauma revolving around exposure to a traumatic incident or scene?
A: Stress has a cumulative effect on the body, and a variety of people respond to such stress in a variety of ways. It is not uncommon for those affected to develop Critical Incident Stress Syndrome, Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, or varying degrees of lesser traumatic grief. It is important to remove yourself from a crime or trauma scene with regard to psychological well being as soon as what is possible. Psychological effects of trauma can be devastating.
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